As Melissa Homestead stated in her Sunday commentary, Stowe faced some difficulties while writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin for the National Era. She was pursuing writing while running a large household and writing installments for her story week-by-week. Also, imagine handwriting manuscripts that needed to travel over 500 miles to reach their destination on top of everything else. Three installments did not make it to the Era by their deadline.
There were deadlines in 1851 and there are deadlines now. How do deadlines impact our lives today? At a time when information can move from one person to another with the click of a button, is there more pressure to meet deadlines?
Share your story with us! What has kept you from meeting a deadline or what is your secret to avoiding this quandary? Leave us your comment!