I’m under a lot of deadline stress lately, so I thought I’d post a quotation that actually looked at the positive side of stress. Here it is:
That’s right. There isn’t one. I couldn’t find a single quotation extolling the virtues of stress. Dang.
But I did find this about deadlines:
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all.
~ Rita Mae Brown
I’m not sure this applies to me because I have plenty of inspiration on my own, but too many work-for-hire deadlines to leave time for my own writing. Oh well. I will say that I use deadlines all the time for my own projects to help me stay on track. I just know better than to assign myself 6 books in a 3‑month period. And usually I know better than to accept that many assignments.
Any quotes you especially love about stress or deadlines?