Up until now, the only deadlines I've had for filling in the holes in my plot and polishing my draft were the arbitrary, end of the month kind of goals I set upon myself.
Yesterday I registered to attend the SDSU Writer's Conference, and I paid the extra money to have three consultation appointments with agents. Which means I now have until January 29th to get my draft shiny enough that if those agents (and yes, I know this is a big "if") ask me to email them pages, I have something worthy to send.
I'll pause here while my head explodes.
Yes, January 29th is still a little over three months away--but time goes quick! And I have a lot of editing to do (and that's after I fill in those last few plot holes, some of which are gapingly huge!) So if I seem a little panicky or stressy in my posts over these next few months, I'm sorry. I don't do well with deadlines. And now I have a big one...
That being said, I think it's high time I get busy writing, don't you?