If you stay in the freelance writing business long enough, you’ll eventually have to renegotiate a deadline with your editor.
Whether you are a freelance writer or a book author or you work for someone else, missing a work deadline is bad. I pride myself on meeting or beating deadlines, and I use that as a prime selling point for getting freelance writing projects.
But life happens. You could be late for any number of reasons: illness, family emergencies, underestimating the time involved to complete the project, bad time management, procrastination, and in my story here — taking on too many projects combined with a client’s shifting schedule. [Continue reading]