Writing this week’s post at a few minutes to five o’clock in the afternoon, I’m once again reminded of that line from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I’ve written here before about how I continue to struggle with self-scheduling, and continue to try new things, get caught up, then get behind again. I whined about the summer and my kids being home causing too many distractions and yadda yadda yadda. But here I am again, buried under, all but overwhelmed, behind or getting behind on multiple projects, and so what’s a poor writer/editor/consultant to do?
What has to be done today? Do that first.
Second: Who’s complaining loudest?
The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
Third: What pays the most?
After all, I am trying to make a living out here.
Fourth: Every damn thing else.
So far today I have finished only what had to be done today, and will be staying up late to get at least to the second group, and take a stab at the third.
Tomorrow is all about the second and third groups.
By Thursday, I hope to be well under way on Group Three, but then there’s an appointment in the middle of the morning that will screw me up at least a little.
And other excuses.
Anyway, that’s the best I can do for Fantasy Author’s Handbook this Tuesday. I owe you some extra special awesomeness next week.