Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

24 hours

Credit to MS Clip art
That's the number of hours there are in one day. I'm far from perfect, but I'm taking baby steps toward building more balance in my day.

The key?

Accepting I can do my best, that I can do A LOT, but not ALL.

I've been looking at my schedule: a purple Post it note with a few titles currently in process and a second Post it note with sequel titles (I hear you snickering lol! Don't judge.). Very slowly but steadily, I'm able to mark off a task here and a completed step there.

My sekrit project is making steady progress, currently in revisions.

Frailties of the Bond is finally loaded to iTunes/iBooks and it's free! Yeah, please feel free to tell your friends. This novella is also free on Kobo. I'm working to get it perma-free on Amazon. For anyone with a couple of extra minutes, I would truly appreciate you sharing with the Zon that you found a lower price: Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price
This is located in the Product Details section. Maybe the more that report it, the better chance of getting it perma-free.

That's what's happening in my world. Going now to work on the sequel to Neverlove. The date to release TAFD is not set in stone, but I'd really like to get it out soon for readers to enjoy.

So, what's happening in your neck of the interwebz?

23 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Can't wait for sequel to Neverlove and always do your best.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm trying to find that balance too. It's hard but I plod along and do my best, like you. We just got a new puppy so I'm spending more time with her and my family and a little less time online. And I'm feeling like that's definitely a better balance in my life. And I'm squeezing in more writing time. But like you say, we can only do so much.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Sheena-Kay. :-)

Angela Brown said...

I find that I feel a bit more balanced when I'm less anxious about what I've accomplished, especially when I look and see that I did more than I realized in the different facets of my life. Enjoy your new pup and family time :-)

LD Masterson said...

I tried replacing balance and organization with enthusiasm. I was enjoying life but not getting much done. *grin* Now I'm trying to find a better plan.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I was doing too much and it soon caught up with me. I started making huge mistakes in all parts of my life, I wasn't sleeping and I couldn't focus on any one project to finish.

I had to do a major pull back and prioritize instead of putting everything first. I'm doing better, but I still have some changes in scheduling to do. At least I'm working toward accepting I just can't do it all.

Great post, Angela.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Right now, if I was any busier, I'd explode.

Gwen Gardner said...

I love sekrits!

You certainly do a lot, Angela. More than anyone I know who has a full time job as well as writing. But balance is the key so you don't suffer burnout.

Maria Zannini said...

When I used to work at the 9 to 5, I had a peer who would go all loony bird when it got really busy. Part of his problem was that he was so disorganized.

Me, I might be slow, but everything has a plan and a place. I'll get to it.

Angela Brown said...

Well, LD, sounds like you had some good times thought :-)

Angela Brown said...

Excellent points, Lee. We can get so involved doing so many things that we can end up doing more harm than good in some cases. Definitely inspiration to work toward more balances.

Angela Brown said...

No exploding Ninja Captain!

Angela Brown said...

Very true. What's the good of working hard if I'm too burned out to play hard as well :-)

Angela Brown said...

Organization really can be key to keeping a straight face when the pressure's on or going loopty-loo.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Congrats on all you've got going on!! I like the titles you've come up with.

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck with the release. Often this is easier said than done. Me, I'm working on that first cup of coffee. Been a night of crazy-@$$ dreams.

And I have a new blog. Hope to see you stop by and say hello!

Mike Keyton said...

Ref 24 hours, I work best with routine. And, equally important, knowing when to say bugger it and just take a day off. Boy does that feel good : )

J.L. Campbell said...

I'm definitely looking forward to Neverlove's sequel.

I feel that I'm not getting much done lately, but I try to keep on top of the priority list at least. Sounds like you're making the right steps. I keep promising myself I'll put up a whiteboard, but I haven't yet.

Barbara Ann Wright said...

I'm looking forward to Neverlove's sequel! I am also lost in sequel land. It's quite a ride, man.

Christine Rains said...

I still strive to balance my day. Some days I don't have any control over whether I get any free time or not. Makes it a little difficult, but our kids are only little once! :) Can't wait to read your sequel.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Angela....

SO BUSY.... yeah, me too. Never enough hours in the day. STILL writing intros... I have only THREE more YAY!!!!!

I am trying to make each one special. So far the authors are happy and that makes me happy too.

Congrats on all your projects. Keep up the good work!

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah no matter how much we try, we can't get it all done and even if we do, there will always be something else that comes along.

Shelley Munro said...

Ugh, balance is such a difficult thing. I think we writers tend to overdo things. We forget to take breaks to refill the creative well. Getting another book out isn't always the answer. Sometimes we need to step away and spend time with family and friends.

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