Friday, September 5, 2008

And Done! Whew!

I finished the story I mentioned a few days ago, and I feel a thousand percent better now. It turns out I only added about ninety words to the thing before wrapping it. No sex, but then I don't add sex unless it's necessary, and in this case it wasn't. Hopefully not too many people will mind.

It's wonderful to be out from under the guilt, though. I still feel bad that it took so long, but it's done now and that's what matters. I remember a saying around work (I used to work for an electronics company -- we did R&D and systems integration in the signal processing field) that twenty years from now, no one will remember if you were late, but everyone will remember if it didn't work. I was late, but it works, and hopefully that's what folks will remember. :)

Next deadline is my Halloween short for Torquere, due on the fifteenth. That's not very far away, but I feel optimistic about it. I did last year's in less time, and it got me my first review, which was pretty cool. And heck, at this point any deadline that's in the future is a good one. [wry smile]

Speaking of deadlines, Writtenwyrdd has extended the deadline for her contest to Monday, so we've got the weekend to come up with some awesome setting descriptions.

Angie

6 comments:

spyscribbler said...

Congratulations, Angie! Speaking of deadlines, I need to get writing. And fast!

Charles Gramlich said...

I just got an assignment for three articles so I've got deadlines as well. Though they aren't too close

Charles Gramlich said...

Oh, and congrats on finishing the story.

Angie said...

SS -- thanks! :) And good luck on yours! Sending good wishes and lots of energy!

Charles -- thanks to you too, and more deadline-luck. :D Wow, three at once is a lot! I'm glad they're not all on top of one another.

Angie

Steve Malley said...

Congrats!! That's gotta feel great, having that weight off!

Angie said...

Steve -- thank you! It does, absolutely. :D

Angie