Okay, I need to get my story done today.
Need to, need to, need to.
Will finish any necessary interviews this afternoon. I have two fans, two editors and possibly an artist. And I need to get art from the company. And it needs to be 12 inches long. Do I have enough information to make it 12 inches? Ugh.
I can do this. I’m not going to freak out. I’m just going to finish typing up the scene stuff, then I’m going to do contest entries, then I’m going to do my story. This day is laid out for me.
Gotta be impressed though, no wonder no one stresses horribly over deadline here – they start laying out the pages the day their latest issue comes out.
Update: Okay, I need to clarify this too. Apparently I fail at being clear. Maybe I shouldn’t be a journalist after all.
Anyway, when I say they start laying out pages the day their latest issue comes out, I mean they lay out pages for next week’s issue for all eight newspapers. So unlike the Sagebrush, where everything is laid out on Sunday and Monday for the most part, they do it all day, every day, and thus, don’t run into crazy meltdowns at midnight on production nights (see Mike’s blog for further illustration on the meltdowns).