Under pressure

I can hear the song playing in my head…

In school, I would always cram for a test. I’d write papers the night before. The thing is, I’m not a procrastinator. I would do a good amount of work and then stop and lie low until I had to rush at the end. I’m not really a workaholic either, but when I work I like to pile on a lot of pressure.

Finally, several years ago, I figured out why I do this. I do it for the adrenaline rush. Because when the pressure is on and the adrenaline kicks in, all the sudden everything feels easy and you just get it done. It’s like having super powers.  The danger of course is the burn out. When you crash from doing this, you can come down pretty hard.

Well, I guess my polishes weren’t going fast enough because I now have 3 full requests kicking me into gear. I didn’t expect things to go down so fast, but I should have known they could.

I’m writing as if my life depended on it now.  So, no more blogging until this manuscript is shining and sent out.

How do you handle pressure? Does it help or hurt?

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  1. Dara
    Apr 08, 2009 @ 11:01:24

    Three full requests! That’s wonderful!

    I don’t handle pressure well at all. 😛 In school, I did plan ahead of time and get my term papers and projects done with a good amount of time before they were due. I hated waiting to get them done; if I have a deadline, I tend to plan and get things done well ahead. Unfortunately this is not the case with my book. I am a procrastinator in that sense. I know I would do better if there was a deadline made from some outside source because then I would devote the time needed.

    Anyway, a big congrats on the requests. You are getting closer!

  2. kate willoughby
    Apr 09, 2009 @ 16:34:28

    I work well under pressure. Super high pressure, not so much, but solid pressure can motivate me to produce results. 🙂

  3. Jeannie
    Apr 10, 2009 @ 21:12:26

    It seems that I only will get going if I have a deadline looming ahead. Still have about 80 pages to go and then it’s off!