Oh yeah, and there's another thing I learned this week about writing/managing/working/whatever - basically, being editor: assign stories ASAP. If I don't get around to it by Wednesday or it's for a story that we didn't hear about until later, well, that's pretty much inevitable sometimes. But I shouldn't be saying "Oh shit" while leisurely reading stuff on Friday night.
New policy: pretty much every day it seems, I'm setting my alarm on Thursday by figuring that I need to be up for class at 2, and counting back by the amount of time I'll need to do the work I put off till the very last minute. If I have any stories that haven't been assigned by then, I'll just add fifteen minutes to that figure.