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I was thrilled to get 2 magazine assignments from FACES magazine on Dec. 14th, due on Jan 3rd, 2016. But what a horrific crazy time. The holidays were approaching and I was coordinating 2 – 3 SCBWI events plus we were having 17 people on Christmas Eve, 25 on Christmas Day and flying out to Kauai on Dec. 26 – Jan.5 (totally exhausted.)

But I had prepared detailed outlines for the article queries and extensive reference sourcing for these two articles. I worked day and night to get the articles done by Dec. 23rd so I could enjoy my family, church and holidays.

It goes to show, deadline pressure, motivation and preparation are key to getting the writing done! Now if I would only remember that in my daily writing efforts!!!!!

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