Post October 08, 2011, 08:36:28 PM

Feature - Seanan McGuire - Deadlines

Okay - lessee

If you are "working" as a writer, I suppose deadlines are important.

But I like to write as a hobby, and I like to take my time! "The Day Job" has too many deadlines!

In a sense the Blog World reduced the need for hard deadlines. Stuff posts when ... the author "wants to". There's no fancy distribution going on, so in a way, in an Ad Click World, it sorta doesn't matter anymore.

I know, deadlines help keep readers, but there are many blogs with entire month delays.

I'm coming off an "ambient" 6 month period, and I couldn't write a thing in those months except for a lucky fluke or two. Sometimes you just need time to live.