The Deadline Effect: How Time Constraints Unleash Your Creativity

Deadlines refine the mind. They remove variables like exotic materials and processes that take too long. The closer the deadline, the more likely you’ll start thinking waaay outside the box.

-Adam Savage

Nothing focuses an author’s mind like an impending publication deadline.

At times, it can feel like you never have enough time.

You have 24 hours every day, just like me, which is plenty of time to write your book.

Your Infernal Editor wants you to believe otherwise. Ignore him.

Embrace a sense of urgency as you write your book.

Organization and scheduling help, too.

Writing sessions, editing sessions, feedback from beta readers – all must be scheduled and completed.

Yet no matter how diligent you are with all these things, that Publication Date can feel like a T-Rex roaring at you before he crushes you with his massive jaws.

The closer your deadline becomes, the more flashes of writing brilliance you'll experience. Share on X

Your mind, forced well outside its Comfort Zone, will discover all kinds of ways to resolve the problems you felt were insurmountable.

It’s really quite beautiful, and is supported well by Proverbs 21:5: “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.”

Deadlines are an integral part of diligent planning. They’re an essential part of your Roadmap to Author Success.

Schedule your 1-on-1 V.I.P. Intensive Workshop today so, together, we can design your complete, detailed Roadmap for Author Success and finally write and publish your book.

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