Wednesday, April 8, 2015

So Much to Do. So Little Time?

Last week I blogged about the California Dreamin' Conference and how much I enjoyed it.  I left on a family trip soon after returning home.  Did I enjoy that?  Oh, yes! 

But while I was traveling I didn't get much writing or editing done.  What I primarily accomplished was to start my latest to-do list, which I typed on my computer when I got home.   

Yes, I have a lot to do.  Much of it involves promotion, since my first Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, BITE THE BISCUIT, is a May release.  Some of it, unsurprisingly, involves writing, since the second Barkery & Biscuits Mystery's deadline is looming in the not-too-distant future. 

Can I accomplish everything?  I certainly hope so.  But it's frustrating to realize that having only one career at a time doesn't somehow make it easy to do it all.   

Previously, I both practiced law and wrote, in addition to raising a family at home.  I juggled and managed it.  Now, I'm an officially inactive lawyer and a very active writer.  I do get ordered around a lot by my canine family members.  And, yes, I'm juggling and managing that, too.  It seems as if I should have more time available with the more limited obligations.  But everything takes time!

So, as much as I enjoy blogging, I think I'd better get back to my novel writing now. 

What's on your agenda today?


Betty Hechtman said...

Part of my agenda included running away to Huntington Gardens. What a perfect day for it. All my work was still waiting when I got home.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Sounds delightful, Betty, even if your work didn't complete itself in your absence!