I just made a fantastic discovery: I’m all caught up so I can take today off! I’ve had a full plate for so long I haven’t had the luxury of taking a day off because I could. My To Do List just kept getting longer. I’ve learned the importance of writing tasks down. I have an excellent memory, really I do – but it’s short. I’ve also come to appreciate having an agenda to work from. It eases my sense of feeling overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or just plain out of joint. Perhaps these feelings don’t affect you, but there are days when I need help getting started.
Oh, I’ve taken time off – don’t get me wrong, now. I’ve done it out of necessity: I had meetings to attend, appointments to keep, grocery shopping and laundry to do, and occasionally I take time off to have fun! Okay, let’s remove fun from the obligatory stuff. I live for a good time: always have, always will. In between the partyin’ – with a purpose of course – there are other matters demanding my attention. For the time being they’ve been taken care of and I can chill – have mercy!
I’m caught up for the moment. My workload is under control – who-hoo. I’ve fulfilled other creative and expository writing commitments and enjoyed them – each and every one. For more than a year I’ve been revising a manuscript, getting it ready for reissue. On Monday, July 28, 2014, I sent the second edition of my collection of short stories with my jacket blurbs and photograph to my book consultant. I got it copyrighted. I purchased the ISBN and bar code data. Now I’m ready for the next phase. I can take the day off!
I’ve been networking; I continue to work on building my business and I write, write, write. I can never do enough to keep my skills sharp and my A-game ready, but since I’m momentarily caught up, I’m taking the day off. And you know what? So should you!!!
© July 30, 2014 by Theresa W. Bennett-Wilkes. Originally published on www.afterwriterdreams.com