OK, I'm kinda freaking out about my MFA deadlines. I need a whole short story draft by Aug 6! AHHH! (Plus two critical responses to two books, and 1/4 of a class syllabus). So, being the anal being that I am, I think I'll make a schedule.
By July 14: Have basic plot/outline of story done. Have 1 class organized/written out. Have rough draft of one critical response, idea for the other.
By July 21: Have draft of story done. Have 2nd class organized/written out. Have rough draft of 2nd critical response done.
By July 28: Do a major-ish rewrite of story. Have 3rd class organized/written out. Review critiques and revise.
By July 31: Read story aloud, revising for sentence length, word flow, etc. Watch for repeating words (always a problem with me!)
By Aug 5: Proof story, critiques, and syllabus! Write letter to professors and mail packets.
OK, I feel slightly better. Now if only I could figure out what the heck was going to happen in the story... (Other Lesley MFAers, please tell me if I've overlooked anything)