Writing on a deadline can be stressful. Bad time management on my part makes things worse.
When I write for fun and for myself, I’m in control. In school however, I don’t get much of a say.
I also like doing things my way. I’ve been wondering what it would be like to write full-time for someone else. I’d probably like some things and dislike others. Then again, that could be said about any job.
When I set deadlines for myself, I can afford to be more flexible. If someone else is setting them, I have little to no flexibility.
Since I hate being late to anything, I do my best to meet every deadline. I never ask for extensions.
The creative process is hard work. Trying to create under time pressure doesn’t help.
I have no idea how people manage to work full-time and write on the side. That’s my goal after I graduate though. I guess I’ll find out soon enough.
I don’t ever want to give up writing. And while I may not write full-time, I’ll still create whenever I can. Besides, writing wouldn’t be as worthwhile if everything was easy.
I worry I’m trying to do too much, and I’ll burn myself out eventually. I’ve never been this exhausted before. It’s not a fun experience. Still, I’m too stubborn to stop writing.
Balancing everything is tricky. But I’ll manage.