Before I even start I'm giving up a hells yeah to the parents in the house. I no longer have kids at home, so can't even imagine what it would be like trying to conquer this particular maelstrom with toddlers or active middle schoolers. So, praise.
But here's what I'm yammering about. Time. Sweet precious beautiful time.
Yesterday it was 60 and sunny here. The first slap dead gorgeous day that felt like spring. And I had a list a mile long of ALL THE THINGS I wanted to make happen. And none of them included sitting behind my desk working on taxes or revisions.
Prior to my book sale, all of my writing time went to that. Writing. But now, my writing time includes things like guest posts, and researching marketing strategies. I'm involved with three different 2014 debut groups, which is invaluable, but also unwieldy. Not only do I want to promote my own stuff, but I want to promote them as well. And at the same time I don't want to become a promotion machine. My head is starting to spin with it and I'm still nine months (to the day!) from my book release. I'm also reading fellow debuts' ARCs which is great, but time consuming.
So what am I doing? I'm still getting up at 5 am every single morning to write or do writing related work. I'm still spending 4 hours or so in the weekend mornings dedicated to writing time. I'm starting to say no on occasion. The other thing I'm doing is pushing any book release excitement back a few months. Summer is when I plan to start worrying about it. I'll still have plenty of time.
But I can't give up life. There are young horses to ride and friends to keep. There are classes to teach and family to visit. So what's going to go? Probably this blog. At least temporarily. I have interviews with amazing authors lined up for a while, but once those are gone. I'm going to shut her down. I may be back or I may not. But I love you all!