I’m feeling overwhelmed. By everything.
I have a new house to transform into a home. My daughter has a new school and I’m still trying to figure if I’m okay with every one of their rules. I still don’t have the damned Driver’s License because DMV decided to be hard on me =P Now they are complaining about my name, because I have three last names and it doesn’t fit into their system (or any other for that matter), but what can I do? My name is the way Brazilian law tells us to have them … I’m still not writing as much as I want to. My husband want us to go out all the time and have dinner with his co-workers and their wives so we can make friends (which is good, if I didn’t want to write instead lol). I still don’t know anyone enough to let my daughter with them for a few hours so I can go to the movies and have a nice dinner alone with my hubby. Oh, and I’m supposed to cook dinner, do groceries shopping, clean the house, iron shirts (HATE ironing!) …
And there is still Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Website, Triberr, Google Reader, ROW80, Ladies Who Critique, RWA, FF&P, Savvy Authors, my lovely NA sisters and our plans … and I would love to join a local writing group so we could meet up to write and critique and just talk books and publishing …
I adore everyone—writers, readers, editors, agents, bloggers—I met online … I want to keep up with them, know what they are doing, read all their blog posts, comment, participate … but just there isn’t enough time! Oh, and I evem stopped playing games a while ago because that suck such a huge chunk of my time, and I’m staying away from Pinterest so I won’t have another thing to be addicted to.
And there is still reading. First, because I just love reading and second because writers need to read. A lot. Though I read fast, it still requires considerable time. I should also mention I have over 70 books in my kindle, waiting to be read … that’s more than I read in a year.
And exercising. Let’s not forget that. It’s my third week back in the US, things are still a mess, but I’m searching for gyms and classes. Soon, I’ll be exercising again. And there goes more of my time.
And workshops. I’m taking an online writing workshop right now. I’m a workshop whore … this one is not even half-way through and I’m already thinking about the next LOL
How, just exactly how am I supposed to keep up with it all? People, share with me, how do you keep up?
Seriously, sometimes I guess I was less worried about keeping up and knowing it all and participating in all when I wasn’t on Twitter, Facebook and Triberr and had a pretty slow blog … I also could WRITE! And only write … and I didn’t care about what was hot, what was trend, what agents wanted, and editors’ wish lists. I just wrote whatever I wanted, what I wanted to read, and nothing else. I didn’t care about queries, pitches, blurbs, nor did I spent time spying on cover reveals and excerpts from books that will soon come out …
Life was way less complicated then …
Sometimes I think I should disconnect for a while, you know. Keep out of twitter and Facebook and blog … but I would miss my online friends! And I would feel left out for not knowing what is happening on the publishing world.
How do you keep up with everything? Did you find any magic wand or wished for more time (and patience) upon a star? Do share!
(PS: this is just me venting/ranting. Don’t worry, I’m fine, and things will fall into place soon!)