Project after Project – My calendar is full
Project after Project – My calendar is full! What in the world am I talking about? I have no idea other than I have to say I’ve impressed myself a little. Not too much, but just enough.
Here we are with a release coming up in a few days, and as it’s not my first book I’m confused about what’s going on. This is the first one that I’ve released in 7 months that hasn’t been a relaunch with my publisher. Which also means this is the first time that I’m sitting back going what should I be doing.
Instead of asking this question, I can tell you what I’ve been doing. I took the weekend off, no writing, no deadline, and nothing other than what I wanted to do. I spent time with my family, finally got that stupid Ethernet cord to work so I could watch The Walking Dead. Yes, it was a perfect weekend that was way past due.
See, this weekend I turned around from my desk to talk to the hubs and said you know what’s weird? Of course he wasn’t sure what was going to come from my non-filtered mouth.
I began to explain how it’s crazy that I have a new release a few days away. One brand new manuscript with the editor right now as I type this, and I’m working on the third book to The Chances Series. When did this happen? His simple answer was, it’s your job now, and it’s awesome that you have all this going on.
It started me on this pattern of thinking. I know I need to watch myself when this happens. Either I might hurt myself, or someone else.
I set out to peruse this full-time writing thing, and it’s really going on. Does it mean anything different than it did six months ago or a year and a half ago? No, I don’t think it does. I still work just as hard as I did before, and I still struggle with where the story will go from the first chapter.
I’m excited when I look at my calendar and realize that the next year is mapped out with each new release to come. Not to mention the events that I’m attending. That’s even stranger than having so many deadlines going on.
Each new invite makes me giggle like a school girl as it’s someplace new. I not only get to meet my readers but the friends that I have grown close to over the last year and a half. Most of us live states apart, but it seems like they are right around the corner. I joke and pick with the hubby about life in a few years, and I still think that this is all some dream. When I wake I’ll still be sitting at the table staring at a blank page on my computer.
Has anything changed? No, and that’s the good thing I think. I still have areas to grow in, and dreams to fulfill but what the heck, I plan to have a little fun along the way.
Today I started thinking when I opened up Unexpected Choices, which I know some are waiting on and ready for Seth’s story. I promise it will be out early spring, and I am working on this one now. It seems like I missed something after I typed the end to Fading Memories, until the point where I just opened a new manuscript.
Most know that I struggled with Seth’s book when I started it back at the beginning of Summer, and I stepped away from it. Did this cause a ripple in my releases to come? Nope, not a one. Why? Because in the meantime I formed a new series, new characters, and new titles to something that was loads of fun to write. It went quick, and I can say more will be revealed soon. Let me get the release this upcoming week and I’ll explain this one a little more.
I guess the point is that things are busy, they are moving faster than I thought, and I love it. I love my readers, fans, friends, and family. Most of all it’s the support that I have from the hubby to keep pushing me when I hit a brick wall, and those voices stop talking to me. It’s him that keeps me jacked up on coffee for a writing marathon, stocked up with an endless supply of Twizzlers, and a surprise fountain drink soda from time to time.
He makes sure that its project after project, and for that I’m grateful that he believes in me. Shhh, don’t tell him this, but he’s pretty amazing. Oh and let’s not talk about the way he will listen to my new friends that I only hear.
My biggest fear is that I will run dry of projects, but then I stop and look at the titles and ideas that I have formed over the years. We might be busy for the next year, and I might have it all mapped out for now. In the end, we will see what the fingers type up, and which voice will out the way the other.
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