Organising yourself

The biggest problem facing the would-be writer is getting commissions. I think we all know what it’s like to receive rejection slips. Some of us could even paper our walls with them. The second biggest problem is how to organise yourself to not miss a deadline once you do start to get commissions. The best way, I’ve found, is to use a spreadsheet.
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10 attributes of professional writers – #3: Meet the deadline

It seems to me that one crucial difference between a professional (in all senses of the word) writer and others is that the professional will always meet the deadline set by the editor. Sometimes, of course, this isn’t possible. For example, I was recently commissioned to write some articles about
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