Author Nancy Martin talks about the importance of making deadlines in the book biz.
Sure, I had excuses when I was late. Death in the family. Moving
twice in twelve months. Sick kids. Husband’s midlife crisis. The dog
didn’t eat my homework, she died in a slow, messy, heart-breaking way.
And did I mention I broke a tooth, had a lump in my breast and
developed shingles all in the same month last year?!?
But publishing waits for no woman’s mammogram.
I know how she feels. Even with two broken arms and a TV series to write/produce, I worried about delivering my book on time — but some how met my deadline. The problem is, I’ve made it impossible for myself to ever miss a deadline. What excuse could possibily top two broken arms?