I do not like the word deadline. I do not read nonfiction books from the beginning. I am in essence a maker and I favor neither the starting nor the finish point. I like the exploration that comes in the middle.
I am planning the next 6 months of studio work, during which I will make many items. As I schedule commitments into the calendar, I have started with the finish points, many of which have been determined by exterior circumstances. Yes, that was the easy part.
I need to know what the starting point looks like. Is it a sketch, a shopping list, a contract? My inner voice strongly suggests I choose and get moving. I would like to choose well.
What do your starting and finishing points look like? Do you also prefer the making in the middle?