Thank you, everyone. I'm going to try all of your suggestions and see what fits for me.

When I was with the weekly papers, I drove my editor nuts by working a little on each assignment. So if I had five stories for the next issue, she (who was one of my best friends) would have her head explode when I had a little of all five done and not a single one completely finished. But hey, it's all about meeting deadline, not how you meet it.