The whooshing sound

I came across this quote from Douglas Adams: “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

I never miss deadlines. I’m much to Virgo-esque for that to happen. And in many ways, I like to have a goal and a finish line. But there are all these other things — dentist appointments, kids with colds, and, ahem, the entire summer — that get in the way. And then I panic.

My next manuscript is due on November 15th and I feel so behind I’ve started waking at 5 a.m. to think about how behind I am.

Because that’s helpful.

If you’re looking for me, I’ll be the one in the corner, rocking, with her laptop a few inches from her nose.