Friday, September 27

Things I know about deadlines and choosing story titles

The time has come, the walrus said to share of what you know! 
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A Parenting Life Things I KnowOk so maybe that is not quite what he said, but writer's license and all.

Hello and welcome to another week of Things I Know! Well and truly one of the easiest link ups to come and join in with because we all know something!

This week I know all about the joy of deadlines. Even though I had plenty, of time, well forty eight hours, to get my story written I was sitting there with less than five minutes to spare trying to decide on a title. And by that I mean I had texted a friend two options and was waiting for her reply.

I know that I should have gone with Love in an Apple Orchard rather than A Grandparent's Love as the title. My friend, totally oblivious to the urgency of my question took her sweet time in replying leaving me to make my own decision. I went with the grandparent love one on account of it being already saved to the file as that and there not being a whole lot of time.

I know that play centres provide me with a great place to sit and write. Though not necessarily the things that I need to get written most.

I know that being so consumed with writing for forty eight hours is pretty exciting. Though for as much consumption in that time there was also procrastination.

I know that waiting till the end of October for the results to come out is not going to be nearly as exciting.

I know that forgetting about it all until then is a brilliant idea, but perhaps easier said than done.

I know that there is nothing more I can do now. Just hope and wait. At the end of the second round I need to be in the top 5 of my group to progress to the next round. Oh how I hope I have written a better story than twenty other people. As much as first would be great I will be pretty pumped (and surprised) to make the top 5.

I know that I am a bit pleased with myself to have streamlined the appearance of all my blogs. I was chatting to a designer guy recently who was trying very hard to charm me out of  $6o a month so that I could give the blog a very professional looking make over. He rightly pointed out in no uncertain terms that I had a very disjointed look across the board so it pleases me to know I found a way around that without parting with my money.

I know that there is a part of me that wants to live in a world where I pay out $60 a month to make the blogs look pretty. Purely because I know if I lived in that world it would mean I would be earning way more than that expenditure. Why else would there be any expenditure?

I know that blogging is not about making money. But any I can get from it would be nice.

I know that I was stoked to see nine lovely people come and share all the things they knew last week.

I know you know something, and I know you should share it here!

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  1. Wishing you every success with your story !!! I hope you are one of the successful ones and even if you aren't I think you should be really proud of what you wrote anyway !!!
    Well done on saving that money - I think your blog looks great !
    Thank you for baby sitting TIK !!!
    Have a wonderful weekend !

    1. Thanks for joining, and leaving such a lovely comment. My pleasure on the babysitting as well. I just love that it is still about

  2. Your blog IS looking lovely; not sure what's different but I like it! Oh, and I've just realised from your sidebar that I haven't "liked" you yet on Facebook. WHAT THE!!! Off to fix that RIGHT NOW!!!! xxx

    1. Thanks for the looking lovely compliment Janet, though it was only the other two I changed, made them all look like this one. Can't believe I didn't work out how to do it sooner. Thanks for the like as well, don't worry about not having done it sooner, I am sure it is a mistake we all make ;) Thanks for joining in as well

  3. Linking and running but will be back!!

  4. Fingers, toes and everything in between crossed for you. I'm the same - I research, plan, think, and overthink my stories, but I need the deadline and the crunch time and the PANIC to get it all down. Submit with seconds to spare!

    1. Thanks for the crossing Emily. And then when the deadline has passed and article submitted do you then wonder why you left it so late and think of all the things you could have done better if you hadn't have procrastinated so much?


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