Promises don't really mean much unless there is some meaning behind them.
Since I'm worried about failing on my "get a book to a publisher by March 31" deadline, here's what I'll do...using three deadlines.
Nov 30...The chosen novel must be complete copy wise. Absolutely. Nothing missing. Failure to do so with be a $10 penalty. I'll buy my friends a cake or treat or something and I won't eat any-- O.O
Feb 28...The chosen novel will be done all its editing. Again, a $10 penalty for being late.
March 31...send out to publisher(s). Why do I need a month for this? Finding the right publisher and doing cover letters/synapses, etc. Failure here results in $20.
I don't know if this will work, but I figure it'd be nice to have an immediate response to my slackering, rather than the amorphous effect my current actions have spawned.
Now, I'm exhausted from a horse show. Good night.