I've never had a deadline before, writing-wise. Even now I hesitate to call it a deadline. It's more of a timeline suggestion. Sure I've done the "I need this back in 24 hours" thing with edits, but that's when the book is done and contracted. This is staring down blank pages and hoping they fill in in time. Scary stuff, that.
According to my calculations, if I stick hard to my usual 2k a day write goal, I'll have this book wrapped up by October the fifteenth(ish). That might happen if I wasn't a pantser and knew where this book was headed. Since I'm not and I don't, let's cross our fingers, shall we?
So let's say end of October with a month for edits and cleanup. Doable. I hope.
Maybe I should get one of those fancy countdown widgets...the sparklier the better.
How about y'all? Any deadlines looming? Have you had to dust off your calculator and test your math skills recently?