Tag Archives: stress

Taking My Time

  I spent the past year rushing. Rushing to get revisions done. Rushing to line up promo events. Rushing to create marketing materials. Rushing. Rushing. Rushing. I can’t remember a single moment where I wasn’t trying to do something faster … Continue reading

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A Week Without My Laptop

Last week my laptop went down. A major hardware problem made it malfunction. I still had Apple Care protection so I called in and then sent my laptop off to the Apple Engineers. It completely derailed my week. Because despite … Continue reading

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Author Unwind and Wind Up

Author Unwinding I’ve been working 7 days a week since well probably February. I’m now cutting back to 6.5 days a week. Sundays will be my half day. I need to take some time for me. To unwind. LOL. I … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with my Novel Part II

Right now, I feel like a juggler of fire and a lion tamer all rolled into one. When you indie publish, there are so many pieces to a very enormous project. Excel spreadsheets are my new best friend. Createspace has … Continue reading

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Revision Wars–Battling Miranda

The second hardest part of revising? Battling my inner critic, Miranda. It’s been 10 weeks since I started on this re-vision of my manuscript. Drafting new scenes, reworking old scenes into an alternate POV. 10 weeks of hearing Miranda say … Continue reading

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Finishing The First Draft of my 3rd WIP

This is what it feels like to write “The End” on my third novel. I see the entire thing clearly and am delighted by the ending. I’m ready to put it aside for a month or two. Long enough that … Continue reading

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I’ll Panic Later

I’m not one to lose it in the moment. The more serious the problem the more composed I seem. I’ll navigate through the hurricane…and collapse a week later. The worst thing I’ve ever heard someone at the wheel say to … Continue reading

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Pickpockets and Police in Xian

Today we slept in until the workers awakened us at 10am banging. I did laundry in sink to expel some nervous energy. OL threw covers over his head. I decided to buy the expensive silk scarf at Wanda plaza. We … Continue reading

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