Here we are at day C for the A-Z Challenge, and the first c-word that comes to my mind is crap because I had a cool post all written for Crunch Time and then I pushed the wrong button and *poof* it went bye bye. Maybe that'll teach me to be prepared and write ahead of time. Naw. I doubt it.
Which brings me back to Crunch Time. As in, I'm currently in the midst of crunch time for my MFA thesis. It wouldn't be so bad, but I just realized yesterday that my thesis needs to be in the hands of the thesis committee 2 weeks before the end of the semester. That leaves me, like 2 weeks to finish the revision so that I have at least a week to polish it, make copies, put it in thesis binders, take it to the post office and mail it priority mail.
Thankfully I have the first draft and a scene list to work from. A screenplay needs to be approximately 90 pages finished, and I'm at page 60 of the revision, so I think I'm in pretty good shape. But I can't dilly-dally anymore. Time to step up, get butt in chair, and git-er-done (a phrase I sincerely loathe).
I'm sure all you writer people are familiar with the idea of crunch time. Deadlines are common in writing, and I look forward to the day when I have an agent and must face all kinds of deadlines. Those crunch times will be good.
So are you a methodical and organized writer, or a crunch time writer?