Day 354: Mastering Deadlines: Craft Your Roadmap for Author Success

Deadlines are the mother of all motivation.

-Chris Baty

Deadlines drive focus.

The closer the deadline, the greater your focus and motivation to meet it, especially if you haven’t kept your daily writing appointments with yourself.

The easiest way to meet a deadline is to work consistently toward that goal. Share on X

What’s easier, writing 50,000 words in a week because you ignored your deadline for three weeks? Or writing 1,925 words each day, while taking Sundays off?

Writing daily, it’s easier, obviously, because each day’s writing is a small, manageable chunk.

When you ignore your small, manageable daily chunks of writing, your molehill of work becomes a mountain.

Proverbs 21:5 supports daily effort beautifully.

The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.

This is why your complete, detailed Roadmap for Author Success is so vital.

You know all of your deadlines: first draft, final draft and publication date.

You know how much time you can devote to your book each day.

Most importantly, you know your WHY. Knowing this, at a really deep level, will power you through every challenge you might face on your journey down Publication Highway.

If you want to learn more about designing your personal, detailed Roadmap for Author Success, reach out to me at

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