You all know I'm in the middle of a move, as well as the chaos that is baseball season. The pace of life has picked up and sometimes I feel like I'm barely keeping above water with all of the painting, packing, and pitching. I'm getting a lot done, and am really happy about that, and yet I also am frustrated that I haven't gotten more accomplished. Some might argue that it's a "trying to do it all" woman thing, but I disagree. We all get crazy busy sometimes, and the to-do lists keep getting longer.
Last week I didn't get a blog post up at all, which I felt badly about. My site visitors to my website are down, I'm sure because I simply haven't been as active on Facebook and Twitter. I know that social media are fun diversions for most people, but they are also a valuable tool for the independent author. I know that all I can do is try to more this week, but it's still irritating.
So I decided to take a day off from the move and give myself a day to be an author again. I was going to finish reading through the novel, make any notes I saw, and edit all of those changes so I could submit the files. That day was Friday.
The day started with an electrician showing up before 7am to give us a quote for some work the buyers of the house wanted done. After getting the kids fed, dressed, and out the door with lunches in their backpacks I was able to finish my reading before 11am. I was so excited to cross that off my to-do list that I posted to Facebook and Twitter that I should have the final edits done and submitted by the end of the day. Let's do this! Or so I thought.
The day continued with more electricians, two plumbers, not to mention phone calls, emails, and text messages with our realtor. We needed to submit paperwork to the buyers regarding the repairs we were willing to do, and neither my husband or I liked the way our realtor wrote it up. I'm an author- how something is worded matters. In the midst of all of this chaos I was able to edit Chapter One of my novel before I had to pick the kids up from school.
That's right. One chapter. Then of course the weekend meant more baseball, more painting, and more chaos, so I am still at one chapter.
I WILL WORK ON IT TODAY. Many of you see that I like to use #lovemyreaders on my social media posts, and that's because it's the truth. I want to badly to get this book out and share the story with you all, and I feel like I am letting you down. All of you, my amazing readers, deserve better from me.
I'm sure you're tired of hearing me say, "Stay tuned!", but please do. I really hope an amazing novel is on its way.
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