I apologize, the posts will probably be out late every day this week. Why? Well, because I am in a mad dash with preparations for the launch of The Hunted and all the joys that go along with a tour.
I am working 18 hour days, my house is a disaster, and I can't remember to eat. This is not how I imagined life as an author would be, but I LOVE IT!
Have any of you seen some variation of this meme?
I love this one, in particular, because my friends aren't wrong. My mom is pretty close (Laptop instead of typewriter) I WISH it was the way society thinks (Do you know how hard it is to read a laptop screen in direct sunlight? I keep trying, but man!) I have dreams that the media will look at me the way they look at JK Rowling, and in my fantasies writing is a lot of "pondering" like the second to last image shows.
But I have never seen a single one that has the "What I really do" right. Probably because it is impossible to catch that in one image, I suppose. Here is the closest I have been able to find:
As much as I love this image, it doesn't include the juggling act of family in the mix. Seriously, the life of an author is crazy! I have this awesome blog that I manage, an authors-only blog that I manage, networking groups to connect with other authors and help one another promote, book launches to plan, artists and editors to keep up with, events, bonus materials for you guys, marketing, reaching out to media, reaching out to bookstores, writing three or four stories at one time, reading to do reviews on the blog, whew!
I also have laundry to do, meals to cook, homework to check, a house to clean, and the list goes on and on. I know, most of us are overworked and I am sure that many of you have similar juggling acts to perform. It seems to be the way society is going.
But the weird part is that I thrive in this chaos. I love being busy, my brain never stopping. I love working through my checklist and marking things off. I love seeing my google calendar booked with things to do. It is an addiction and I get a rush doing interviews, doing book launches, connecting with readers, and writing.
Until I take on 1 too many projects and that careful juggling act gets thrown off kilter and all comes crashing down. Then I pick things back up and start juggling again!
Do you love the rush and bustle of daily life, or am I alone in this joy of the insane? Let me know in the comments below.