On playing catch-up

There have been more than a handful of times recently where you have fallen behind. There is no excuse and no explanation—you forgot to do things or failed to do them at all when you did remember. Now, you’re in the position of playing catch-up to fulfill your commitments. There’s a proof here: some things you cannot bypass. You can’t avoid your daily writing practice. There is no getting around it. For that reason, don’t rely on discipline to make yourself do it. It should be scheduled into your day from the beginning. Set hard deadlines for yourself. Be your own project manager. You are a project, and if things don’t get done, the plan falls apart.