I’m tired. Really, really tired. I just finished revising REDEMPTION. I have numerous commitments looming, National around the corner and another book to turn in by July 15th. I have only the rough draft complete. I have 6 contest entries to judge and turn in by August 6th. I have writer friends who need a little help from me right now.
I spent the day in Monterey yesterday and came home to over 200 emails, most of them personal, and needing attention. My youngest daughter got engaged earlier this week and just thinking about wedding plans and venues and, dear lord the expense has my cringing. Then there is my business.
I feel like I am being pulled in twelve different directions and am having difficulty prioritizing.
I know what I need to do. I need to write it all down, prioritize, then tackle each item one at a time. But I want to sleep for two days first. Can I make that my priority? Recently there has been a lot of talk on a few loops about writers and depression. While I’ve never suffered from depression I do get these jags of feeling completely overwhelmed. I deal with it, because I know if I don’t things will only get worse. And I have to admit, I work so much better under pressure. My efficiency rating skyrockets.
But still…I’d like to disappear for a few days. Whah, but I can’t! But I wanna…
Okay, so sorry for the whine, but I know we all feel like this at times. And I have probably asked this before, but what do you do when you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders and know you must forge onward?
Now, on a much lighter note, I wanted to let you all know a good friend of mine, Virna DePaul, a criminal prosecutor, will be guest blogging over at my place Monday. www.karintabke.com then click on the blog link.
Here’s a little bit about Virna, and she will be answering questions.
Virna has been a criminal appellate prosecutor with the California Attorney General’s Office since 1996. Before that, she spent a year in the trenches handling misdemeanor trials as a Deputy District Attorney. Her first romantic suspense manuscript, Trial By Fire, placed second in the 2007 Smokey Mountain Laurie’s single title category (w/a Nina Meyers) and landed Virna her dream agent, Kimberly Whalen. Virna’s current wip explores repressed memories, sexual fetishes, and crimes of passion. She juggles her job and pursuit of publication with the support of many friends and the four men in her life (ages 2 to 38). www.virnadepaul.com
Wow, what a busy lady! Stop by Monday and say hello. I’ve already read her blog and it’s fascinating and informative.
Virna will also be giving away a $10 Borders card to a lucky commenter.
And ps, thanks for letting me dump a little today.