I never really understood what writers meant when they talked about deadline hell. It all seemed a bit like secret published writer's business and something I could only dream of experiencing. But now I've been blooded and I have to admit it's not fun. Nope, not fun at all.
But there's a saying golfers use: Your worst day at golf is still better than your best day at work, and I reckon that applies to writing as well.
Deadline hell or not, I'd rather be doing this than anything else.
ODDS & SODS
Only one interesting link this week because I'm waaaay behind on my reading.
Blake Morrison wrote a great article for the Guardian on the cost of quoting song lyrics (via Deborah Nemeth on Twitter). I've often wanted to do this. Now I know not to!
SYDNEY SWANS NEWS (because we're Lion tamers!)
YES! After their wonderful 20 point victory over the Brisbane Lions on Saturday night, my beloved Swannies remain at the top of the ladder. We suffered some injuries, though. Star ruckman Mark Seaby broke his ankle, young dynamo Daniel Hannebury dislocated his shoulder and brave Jude Bolton managed to knock himself ga-ga not once, but twice. Luckily we've good depth to our team and plenty of other players ready to step up or I'd be in the doldrums right now.
Sunday afternoon will see us pitted against Geelong on their home turf and this one's going to be tough. Very tough indeed.
I can't wait!
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