Deadline crunch time: What's not to love?

By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, July 07, 2015 At 5:42 PM

I love being a writer and I love freelancing.  Don't get me wrong.  But along with the feast-or-famine income, there are insanely busy days to offset the days where you can rearrange your schedule to, say, get your oil changed or have lunch with a friend who's in from out of town.

Today has been one of the former kind, the insanely busy variety, and it's not over yet -- I'm just here to take a brain break

I actually ended up having to rearrange my schedule in order to devote the day to meeting deadlines.  I'm just grateful that today, of all days, I could do that, since I'm off from my nanny job this week.

Once I rescheduled one commitment and canceled another, basically clearing my afternoon, the panicky feeling went away and I was able to relax and enjoy what I love most about freelancing -- staying home and writing.  It was a rainy afternoon, so once I turned the AC off and opened the windows I could hear the rain, and that helped to relax me too.

I also have the munchies now, which I find often happens when I work from home, especially when I'm stressed and need a brain break.  The kitchen is far too close.

I still have a lot left to do today, but at least I don't feel like my entire day is coming down around my ears!

How do you get through the days when the deadlines are looming?

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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