Anyways, writing insecurities... What are they? I am struggling with a short story. My friend, Angela asked if I wanted to do a wintery short for an anthology she's plotting. I was hesitant, but agreed. After a little plotting, I came up with a story.
Plotting, that's a new thing for me.
I have the story summarized so all I need to do is write it. My problem is my motivation. This anthology comes with a deadline. I don't do well with deadlines. One reason I never do NaNo is because it has a deadline. A month isn't bad to write a story, nor is having to write less than 2000 words a day to reach 50 thousand words. Yet I can never do it. I've managed monthly goals... sort of, but deadlines... I fail.
Even with a story plotted out, that one word can derail me. It's like my mind shuts down. I try to get it restarted. I knit and relax. But that word keeps bouncing in my head and hindering my writing. Deadline.
How do people write with deadlines? It's really a question that is stumping me. Had some friends recently get deadlines for their own stories. Doesn't the deadline get in their way? It boggles my mind that they can write a story within a deadline. I know some writers do well under pressure.
Someone teach me?