I hope this isn't an overdone topic, but if it is, I apologize! I was curious if the use of deadlines has helped you with your writing or if it has actually caused harm by wearing you out? On one hand, I feel like imposing my own deadlines on certain aspects of my book would help me get past this slump I seem to be in. Even if what I am writing isn't what I feel is my best to meet my deadline, at least I will have something to work with and it will keep my creative mind active on my book. On the other hand, I worry that imposing deadlines will cause me to burn out creatively and I might end up worse than I am right now. I have been working on this book for quite some years now and don't want to delay the progress of it any further. So I am asking what, if any, experiences you have with setting deadlines for yourself. Did it help or hinder?