It turns out I am the queen of underestimating how long a task will take. Even if I believe that I can get something accomplished in an hour or a day I will pad it a bit and then somehow I still don't meet the deadline.
If you've been following along you know I am behind on my manuscript because I promised it and forgot that we had a month of blogging. Then I entered a pitch contest with my other manuscript and then I was tasked with reading like authors and have been trying to do that as well. Grossly underestimating how long all these tasks would take.
I ran into my poor judgement of time today when I sat down and set out what I was going to accomplish for the day. There were six items on my list that seemed completely doable. Until a completely unexpected person showed up and I had to work on helping him. Then one item, that I thought would be easy, sucked up a ton of time today and with no real results. The day went on like that and sadly I did not remove any items from my list. So tomorrow I will be a day behind and will have another six or more items to add to my list.
So as I type this my husband just threw in the curve ball. I have to stay home for him tomorrow morning to help our neighbors, since he promised he would but had the wrong week so now I have to be late to work. This is why I end up working nights and weekends to meet deadlines.
I hope you too are not afflicted with my horrible misjudgment of time.
I do know that we are near the end, only 5 days left. Good luck to us all.