In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Line of the Dead!

I’ve always loved a deadline. I’m one of those people who thrives on deadlines. I do some of my best work under pressure. When I decided, at the tender age of seventeen, that I was going to be a professional journalist, it was the adrenaline rush of the deadline that made me think I’d love working for a newspaper. Read more on my site...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Deadlines send a shiver of dread up the spine of many folks.  Ack!  I have to have this done by next month, next week, tomorrow!
Contine here.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Deadlines: Like A Boss

 Deadlines feel a little like a mental flogging. Smack. Get it done! Smack, smack. You're behind now! Smack, smack, smack. You're in serious trouble of not meeting The Deadline. THE DEADLINE. Dead and line. End of the line. Do or die. There is no try. Read more about The Boss...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Jean's May MGR: Deadlines

We're talking deadlines this month.  Head on over to Rantings and Ravings of An Insane Writer to get my take on deadlines:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


When I first started associating with published authors back in the 1990's, I quickly recognized one problem which seemed to pop up very often in the crowd: Deadlines. . . .

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Deadlines: Love 'Em or Hate 'Em

What’s not to love about a deadline? (I’ll answer that one later.) To be honest, it was only when I started getting somewhere in my writing career that deadlines came into existence for me. Because of that, I think deadlines can be a great thing — it means I’m getting somewhere!

To see the rest of this article, check out my site - In Shadows.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Deadlines: Love AND Hate

Deadlines, all the time. Sort of, but mostly self-imposed. I will write 500 words before midnight tonight. I will finish this damn story on Saturday. Things like that. They always sound great when I write them down. They're achievable, do-able even, and I know for a fact that I can do this. Read more...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Deadlines, To Do Lists, and Expectations, Oh My

I'm a compulsive list maker and setter-up of organizational systems to keep track of them that I ultimately don't or can't use.

I fact, I'm probably the most organized disorganized person you'll ever meet.

(read more about my chaos here. . . )

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I have a love-hate relationship with deadlines, and in the broader sense with schedules of any kind. In any project that affects other people (such as the software documentation I used to work on in an earlier life), you have to have a schedule that everybody either sticks to or agrees to changes; otherwise, half the work is undone when the other half is ready to ship.

Where is this going? Find out at Cowgirl in New England.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Deadlines and me

In my freelance work, deadlines are a fact of life. Every project comes with one, and I know exactly how much time I have to complete the work. Writing's a little more complicated . . .

To see the rest of my thoughts on deadlines, continue reading on my blog.