Salon features: Mario Acevedo, Jason  Heller, and Julie Kazimer.

How do you balance creativity against the relentless push of deadline? What’s it like to slave at the word count, only to leave your work-in-progress to address a fresh round of revisions from another manuscript? And then the copy edits from another book fall on top of you. Plus you’re expected to blanket social media with promotions for yet another book. Meanwhile, readers demand that whatever you write can’t be anything less than genius. Listen in on why we crazy writers are willing to put that gun to our head.