I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
A deadline is, simply put, optimism in its most kick-ass form. It's a potent force that, when wielded with respect, will level any obstacle in its path. This is especially true when it comes to creative pursuits.
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
Rita Mae Brown
People always ask me if I’m into sports, and I say, “Well, isn't writing a sport? If you’re doing it right, and you have a deadline, you should be sweating.”
There's nothing an artist needs more - even more than excellent tools and stamina - than a deadline.