Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Balancing act - and why I'm failing at it...

You know that saying about biting off more than you can chew?  I get it.  I understand completely.  It is my curse.  I cannot help myself.  I get all of these grand ideas and try to put them all in motion at once because I know they will all take time to develop.  Plus, I have to be busy all the time.  I am always doing something.  Sitting around is not really an option for me anymore, sad but true.  Of course, I appreciate the rare times when I CAN sit and do nothing so maybe it is better that way.  Anyway, I digress, as is often my problem.  I've spent the last several months finishing my adult series (the Emerald Seer Series) and it has consumed a good portion of my time not spent at work or with my kids.  Of course, I've also started a business out of my home that involves a blog and a new Etsy shop.  *sigh*  See what I mean?  Yet Estelan is always in the back of my mind, always nagging at my thoughts.  And now my daughter is reading it.  She says I need to get to work on the next book because she hates waiting.  The trouble is, I've started the next book but in reading Estelan with her I see little things that I could tweak to make it better.  Again, bad form on my part.  *sigh again*  However, part of my tweak is a new cover.  I've talked with my cover artist and we are looking at a new approach that excites me greatly but guess what?  It makes another project.  My plate is full and by full I mean it is one of those big plastic dinner plates (I know, not environmentally friendly) that is bowing because there is so much piled on it.  Things are falling off the sides of the plate and I am trying to catch them all but, well, yeah, the balance thing comes into play again.  I've neglected this blog, have neglected these characters and at times have neglected my household (not the kids - of course! - but the cleaning and such).  *hangs head in shame* Someday soon I hope to get back on top of my game.  I think I can but it seems to me that something new is always popping up and begging for my attention.  I do so hope that some of these things will pan out sooner or later!

Until then, all roads lead to Estelan no matter how rocky and winding they may be.

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