Adding and subtracting the days

Hi everyone,

Doing the math last night to check progress on the book with a February 3 deadline. As a guideline, I figured on four good poems in each 5-day period. That’s probably too optimistic by at least one poem per week. If I could keep up that pace, I’ll need 40-45 decent work days (8-9 week equivalents).

I reviewed my calendar, making note of upcoming trips and activities that will make it difficult to work. During October, I might have 12 days, 16 in November, 18 in December. That’s 46 days by year-end. If I don’t work on anything else. If nothing else happens. If I can really write four good poems every five days.

There’s still January. If I don’t finish by the end of December, I still have January between the deadline and me. Sorry to bother you with the nitty-gritty, but this is why I’ll be more heads down than usual for a while.