Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Deadline stress

It has been a long time since I have been under this much stress. Even in college, creative writing majors are not usually required to produce a piece in less than a day.
This caused everyone stress, but it has been good to feel that pressure and get me writing again.
Even though I'm apprehensive about the upcoming edits, I am excited that I'm writing again. And there is a feeling of accomplishment at putting together a piece that is researched and well thought out and will be published!

Meghan Brannon-Reese
Houston, TX

1 comment:

  1. I agree Meghan. I is always good to get back into writing as a student. I think I will be able to empathize with students more because of going through this experience. I just remember what Steve said about our impending deadlines: "Don't obsess...just get it done."

    I am going to use this slogan with my students. It seems like too often my students miss deadlines or procrastinate because they are obsessing about one little detail. They just need to be reminded that things can be revised in the beginning stages; that is what editing is for.

    Kim Isbell
    Humboldt High School
    Humboldt, Kan.