I am very conscious of deadlines and time here. The cancer stuff will quite probably catch up to me before I can finish this draft, but at the moment I'm still running ahead of the incoming tidal wave. I'm not sure I've ever been this motivated to sprint. The book won't be due until next May, but if I can get the first draft pounded out this summer, all I have to do during (or after) chemo is work the rewrites.
As Samuel Johnson said, "Nothing focuses the mind like a hanging."
|Originally published at jlake.com.|