That title probably sounds a bit dumb--but there comes a time when I have to pay attention to how I'm feeling. Stress started to take over.
I can no longer do all the things I used to be able to do and not feel pressured. Because of that there are some things I'm pulling out of, and I've said "no" to some requests.
There comes a time in one's life when it is necessary to prioritize. What's most important to me right now?
Number one has to be family. My youngest son (who is not a kid) has had some serious health issues from what happened to him on the job. (He was working as a bouncer and was jumped by several men and beaten, resulting in a concussion, brain bleed, other injuries, and blood clots in his leg.) My attention has been on him--of course.
I have a new book coming out soon, and there are some things I need to do for that. Fortunately, I planned a blog tour long before the family crisis struck, and had most of the posts written. I've been working on the PSWA conference program, fortunately, that's something that can be done in bits and pieces. All the main speakers are lined up. What's left is putting people on panels as they register.
Some other jobs I had have been taken over by others, which has been greatly appreciated.
Because I have a big family, something is always going on. Usually it's wonderful events, like new babies coming into the world, grand and great grands' achievements. We have two grandsons' wedding to look forward to in the spring.
I will plod along as I always do, making lists, finishing up projects--but I will slow down and not take on anything new.
One thing I do know, is I can't do all the wonderful things people are always saying needs to be done to promote a book today. I'll do as much as I can, and that's all.
When the time comes, and Dangerous Impulses is actually available. I do hope you'll take a look at it and see if it's the kind of book you'd like to read.