I wrote about writing through the blur not long ago. Sometimes you just have to in order to get done even if you're seeing blurry because you've been staring at your computer too long.
Last night I faced the final five articles of a fifty article assignment. I knew it going to be a long day yesterday and I had 9000 words for this assignment to do. 2% keyword density and it was written for a UK audience so I had to have my thinking cap on. I needed it to be done for many reasons.
One: I need to hit the deadline and take care of my client who relies on me.
Two: I need to invoice this sucker. It was worth almost $600.
Three: I’m so tired of writing on this subject, I don’t want to write about it ANY MORE!
Here’s what I did to stop myself from leaving the last 3000 words until today despite that little voice in my head telling me to just go to bed.
* Drank a bottle of water
* Got up and did something else for five minutes
* Got a snack
***Then solidered on.
I finished the job at 12:45 a.m. I was happy it was done and although I yawned while doing the invoicing, I felt good. The last one was not easy. I started to wonder if it even made sense but shook the sleepies off and re-read it before submitting. Another project done, more experience under my belt, more money on the way in.
How do you get through that home stretch when your body and your brain are both telling you it's time to give in?