What I mean is, they both require a whole lot of attention for that first bit.
Cynthia Louise Scott and I connected on Twitter last week. First thing she told me was that she missed my posts. So, I am making sure I post today. It doesn’t matter that I need to clean the bathroom, call my father, order guinea pig food, and a thousand other things. I’m a freaking sponsor and I’m super failing! Today, I’ll be making it up as best as I can.
That said, you either do or will understand why I’ve been so busy at some point. UNMASKING: LEMON’S THESIS 100% officially released March 2nd. Wednesday I did a big video event (readings and crafts) to celebrate the release. Thursday, my writing time found me at my job (I can’t call it work, because I enjoy my time there too much to consider it “work”). I got home in time to do mom stuff. Friday, I reached out to the wonderful writers* I have connected with (and some complete strangers).
And then came Saturday. I left my house at 11:15 am and didn’t get home until 7:30 pm. I did my first ever book signing. You might have seen me promote it once or twice. To be honest, I was kind of there for the event too, though. I even got a question through. “Which Blue Beetle will be in Rebirth?” (There’s 3 it could be!) Dan Didio totally dodged my question. (I want Jamie Reyes, for the record.)
You might be wondering how it went. I sold out of books and I got a pre-order for one more. (Ordering more books is part of the thousand things to do, along with sweeping the floor, brushing the dogs, doing the kids’ laundry, and more.) I’m excited and nervous as I order more. Will it keep going this well?
Truth is, it will keep going well if I keep working hard at it! If I keep reaching out and making connections. As long as I keep looking for opportunities. Then, yes, I will keep doing this well.
So, how have I been doing with my goals?
As well as I have been doing with my posting here. Terribly. I’ve been dropping the ball a lot (not just writing, with everything). I get done what must be done, though. I keep saying, “This week, I’ll get it under control.” Because, last year? OMG, I was on top of everything! I juggled like I never juggled before. This year so far has been chaotic, but super eventful (mostly good). One of these weeks, I’ll be right and finally get everything under control and running smoothly. For now, rather than beat myself up, I’m focusing on the awesome things I’m accomplishing.
Want to help me promote? Please contact me! I have a media kit. Can do guest posts, interviews, and other things. Can you spare me a RT?
What have you been neglecting?
Have you ever failed at goals while feeling you succeeded?
Is there any place you would like to do a book signing at?
*- Some are ROWers, some are WIPpeteers, and some are through other projects I have worked on. All of these writers and kind, supportive, and helpful. I totally appreciate the support and feel super lucky to know all of them.