Here’s a weird problem I have with deadlines: If I know HAVE to get something done by a certain date, I am more likely to put it off on a given day.  I mean, it HAS to get done, so I’ll do it, and why suffer now when I can suffer later?

This is absolutely terrible for the weird grant I’m writing for. Due in a just about a week, it has strange rules and formatting. Tonight, I exercise the nuclear option, which is to ask my spouse to deny me access to the Olympics and the popsicle supply until I put in an hour each evening. I can hear my counterargument already: the popsicles will help me write.


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