In the fall, time tends to shrink and expand in odd ways. We start off September, aka the Second New Year, with lots of good intentions for our writing. Finish the draft! Find an agent! Publish by December!
Lots of writers say they love a deadline. In my experience, about 50% actually hit their deadlines, and maybe 25% enjoy that process of a timed deliverable.
When you write in alignment with your own creative energy, rather than external pressures, you’ll accomplish more in less time. You’ll allow your writing to take you places you didn’t imagine when you first set out on your writing journey.
So, ask yourself:
When are you most productive?
What’s your deeper intention for your writing, beyond finishing by a set date?
How can building in the space to revise your work contribute to your creative output, rather than threaten it?