Well, at least that's what I'm going to say, since I seem to be having the day Winnie had today. But hey, since I've long loved and admired her, I guess I could be doing worse! :)
Which gives me a great topic for today's blog. Everyone has been asking me about what changes when you get published or what you didn't expect about getting published. So far, I keep saying it's all the same. Because it has been. I just plug away and do my thing and juggle my life. Until release week hits. :) Boy, was I not prepared!! I had some friends advise me that it gets busier and you need to clear your schedule, and I thought I had done a good job. Not so. What I didn't know, was that in addition to your book release, Murphy's law of writers comes into play, and suddenly, your editor wants to do line edits on your next book, you still have revisions on another book to finish, all of your kids' activities have games, performances, and projects that require way more of your time than usual, and... wow!!
When I wake up in the mornings, I always say three things I'm thankful for before I get out of bed. My first was that I had a good night's sleep. My second was for how comfortable I am. And my third- that I don't have to leave the house today!
Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I'm pretty thankful that I have so many reasons to be busy. So I'm sitting here, drinking my tea, contemplating my inbox, and thinking how nice it is to have so many wonderful things in my life. After all, the alternative is to go stark raving mad, and who wants that? :)
About the book:
HIS SURPRISE SISTER
thing Joseph Stone expects to discover upon arriving in Leadville,
Colorado, is a newfound little sister. Hoping to find his late father's
silver mine and hopefully keep his siblings back home out of an
orphanage, Joseph needs an ally. The preacher's lovely daughter agrees
to care for the little girl. She's just not as willing to trust the
Annabelle Lassiter has seen what men do in pursuit
of riches. Yet for all the hardship he's known, Joseph still shows
tenderness and warmth. Annabelle's plan has long been to leave Leadville
far behind. But Joseph's quest for silver could cost them a more
precious dream—one of family, love and new beginnings….
And hey, if you have tips for surviving life when it gets crazier than you expected, let me know. I'd love to hear how you balance everything!