Recently I stopped in at a colleague’s office to ask how her semester was going. She said she was frantically writing a presentation that was due soon (in four days). The presentation itself isn’t for a month, but any hope of publication requires it be finished and submitted early.
Then she asked me if mine was done for that conference. I told her yes; mine had to be complete when I submitted for the conference. However, I realized as I said it that my presentation for the conference the week before that one is NOT finished.
I am finishing it up today.