As school let out for the summer and friends started sharing their “vacation activities,” I shared my to-do list.
It looks like this:
Edit with the publisher’s editing team for book one of the Éire’s Viking trilogy: Éire’s Captive Moon. (Sound familiar? More info forthcoming.) Continue to write the second book in said trilogy: Éire’s Viking Write short-story for submission to a Valentine anthology. Deadline: September 1st. Write series of articles for submission to the Fictionista’s Writers’ Toolbox series. To be posted in September, the deadline is in August. Spousal Unit’s family reunion (June).[Hey, I can include it even though it’s done.] Trip to my family in Tennessee (August). Summer school (Extended School Year program) for Medium-Sized Guy (July-August). Read and review Sydney Logan’s first novel, Lessons Learned. Deadline: last week of August.
This is, of course, in addition to the usual domestic duties and teaching for family worship on Sunday mornings. Today, the lesson is from Mark 11. 🙂
I am really excited about this summer and the upcoming publishing schedule! As I have definitive dates for the Éire’s Viking trilogy, I will share them. Right now, I think we’re looking at January publications. It’s really exciting!
Sometimes, I am asked how I manage to do the stuff I do. I can only say that the key is prioritizing things. Is God being honored every day? Have I seen to the Spousal Unit’s most important requests? Are my sons happy and healthy? Is my house functional? (I am not a perfectionist on this score, believe me! I just like to keep things in some order.)
After all these things, I remind myself that I am only one chick and have only one body and one set of hands. Each day has a goal (or seven) and I have deadlines I set up for myself on a regular basis.
As I always say, multitasking is the only way to live. At least, that’s true for me. 🙂