I am in the middle of a million things this week—family in town, prepping for the Bitter Suites book release for July 13, the regular 40+ hour work week (now with drama!), a visual art show, the upcoming Crypticon, the HWA writing group homework, a second round of mailing SFPA books, my Ladies of Horror submission—and I lost last night due to a power outage.
Since it was dark in the house, we decided to just go to bed early and get up the same. After four hours I woke up stressed and with a sore throat but at least the power was finally back on. I sat down at the computer to finish some things, wondering how I had gotten so busy. Deja vu struck. I’ve been here before…
And I will do what I normally do when overwhelmed. Duck down, assess and start shoveling. And I’ll get it all done. And I will promise not to get myself so bogged down with busy work again and focus on what matters to me. People I love, and writing.
And I’ll probably find myself having this same conversation again—some things I will probably learn when I hit my expiration date.