:cue carnival music:
Welcome to The Writing Spectacle! If you've been here before, welcome back!
I'm feeling a little bit like the juggler in the center ring today. Or maybe the side show freak who juggles kittens or something. I know there's definitely juggling going on.
So, what am I juggling? Life. Editing. Writing. Marketing. Business.
Life: Like every other person in the world, I have things I have to do to maintain life - eating, sleeping, etc. I have housework that still needs doing. And I like to read, too. Plus, I do want to occasionally spend time with Hubs (who's juggling his own items at the moment.)
Editing: I got the edits back for Up Wish Creek on Sunday. I spent about 4 hours yesterday working on those. I'm up to page 27.
Writing: I'm in the middle of writing new words for SCIU #3, which I am now calling Early Grave. I'm up to almost 31,000 words and I can't set it aside for the editing of UWC because if I set this ball down, I'll have a devil of a time picking it back up. (Which is why I haven't gotten back to Natural Causes yet.)
Marketing: If I don't market my books, they don't sell. If they don't sell, I can't afford to publish more books.
Business: It's the beginning of the month, which means updating all the spreadsheet data in case I do sell books. I also need to do some shipping at some point.
I had to set aside other balls - like fishing which I'll pick up down the road a spell, and exercising, which I need to cobble onto the life ball or I'll be back to the atrophied lump I was at the beginning of the year.
Who wants to place bets on how long I can keep this up? This early in, I'm not sure I can do it, but since I have to do it, I will do it. It'll get easier once I get the rhythm of it. Right now, though, I have to get cleaned up so I can go vote.
And the calliope plays along.