Monday, August 18, 2014

Crunch Time


It's crunch time! I've got a deadline this week for volume one of my book, so I'm taking the week off to wrap it up.

I hope you'll join me next week when Susan Sundwall stops by to discuss her latest book. Looking forward to having her visit. :)

How do you manage your time around a deadline?
 
Have a great week,

Karen


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21 comments :

  1. Have a good week off Karen! As far as how I manage time around deadline, my answer is coffee :)

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  2. Those chips look good, Karen--a good choice next to chocolate :-) Good luck on meeting your deadline!

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  3. I just focus on what needs to be completed. Hope you make your deadline.

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  4. I seem to work well under pressure - but would choose more space for myself. Succes and enjoy the crunchies.

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  5. No doubt you'll meet that deadline---you're a professional. And if you have that bowl of chips helping you along, no worries. Chips and cheese doodles does it for me. :)

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  6. Keith,
    Thank you! Iced tea, no sugar is my go to beverage. That and the occasional Diet Coke. :)

    Kenda,
    They do, don't they? Chocolate is the go to when the sweet tooth is beckoning, that's for sure. :)

    Diane,
    Thanks so much! :) Appreciate you coming by.

    Alex,
    This is exactly what I need to do. Starting as soon as I get off here! ) lol

    Anita,
    I do too. Well mostly, anyway. :) I like space too, it does seem a bit less stressful that way.

    Lisa,
    Thank you for the vote of confidence! Much appreciated. I do like pretzels as well. :)

    Have a great week,
    Karen

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  7. Good luck with your deadline! When I have one I try to get in as many hours per day as I can so that I can hopefully finish a day early or I have a day buffer in case anything goes wrong (or I get sick).

    Wishing you the best of luck! I know you will get it done. :)
    ~Jess

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  8. I'm pretty tired, sleepless, and stressed around a deadline. I somehow meet it, usually a day or a few days early.

    Have a productive week.

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  9. Jess,
    Thanks so much! Working hard to get things finished up. :) Not sure how early I'll be this time.

    Medeia,
    I can be the same way, although I am trying to avoid it this time around. Thanks a bunch!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  10. Good for you!! Hope it goes well. I'm proud of you.

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  11. Hi Karen! I am not an author like you, but I read this really cute quote that I think you'll like. "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." (Said no writer EVER!)
    Best of blessings on your busy week,
    Ceil

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  14. Hi Karen - good luck .. it's starting and moving forward with dedication and determination .. and lots of water ...

    Anyway - hope all goes well .. I'm sure you'll do it .. scrunch and crunch away ... cheers Hilary

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  15. Joylene,
    Thank you! Wishing you the best with your latest project too. :)

    Rhonda,
    Thanks, sweet friend. :) The feeling is mutual!

    Ceil,
    Love that quote! :) And I have to admit, it's happened on occasion. Blessings to you too.

    HR,
    Thank you! I'm sure you know the feeling. :)

    Hilary,
    Thanks so much! :) Yes, water, lol. Or iced tea sometimes too. Crunching away!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  16. Wishing you all the best with your current work. I'm looking forward to the weekend, hope you have a good one too!

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  17. Good luck with wrapping this up! Thanks for leaving the potato chips out.

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  18. Joy,
    Thanks so much! Still working on it this week too. Working to budget my time. :)

    Lee,
    Happy to share the chips with you! There may be chocolate later, so swing on by again!:)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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