Behind in Emails, Facebook Messages, and Blog Comments
I notice my inbox is full. I have been out of the house most of the day from Monday through today. I’ll be out all day tomorrow and possibly Sunday, Monday, and definitely Wednesday. So my whole calendar has been booked, and it’s been pretty much back-to-back doing everything but sitting on the computer to take care of emails or write.
I explain all that above to let those of you who’ve contacted me know I’m not ignoring you. At the moment, I’m overwhelmed, and when I get overwhelmed, I can’t work fast. I need to step back, take a deep breath, and write. Writing helps settle me down. So if I can sit down and do some writing, I’ll be better able to focus on emails, Facebook messages, and blog comments.
I will get to your email, message, or comment. It’s just going to take me some time to get there. I’m sorry it’s taking so long.
Editing His Convenient Wife
In the meantime, I have been editing His Convenient Wife, so it’s not like I’m not being productive at all, which is good. I want to get that book uploaded and ready for preorder by October 1. I want to give enough time for Barnes & Noble and Kobo to have the files on hand when the release date is set, which is November 16. I figure the sooner I get it out, the better.
Nervous About Next Sunday When A Royal Engagement is Due Out
To be honest, I’m getting nervous about next weekend (September 28, specifically) because that’s when A Royal Engagement is due out. I don’t know if preorders on Barnes & Noble and Kobo usually have samples or not, but I don’t see samples of that book. Smashwords sent this book to both places on August 29. I figured a month out should be enough time to get things set up. On iBooks, I see the sample there, so I know iBooks will let people preview the sample.
My big fear is that September 28 will come, and I’ll find out Barnes & Noble and Kobo don’t have the book available. Meaning, what they’ll get is a blank book. I’m trying not to think about it because when I do, I start to worry, and worrying accomplishes nothing. All it does is robs me of my ability to focus on what I need to get done.
I wanted to make this blog post shorter than what I usually do. Next time, I will have the blog post I wrote last month on writing and working with characters. It’s been so long ago, I don’t even remember the exact angle I went with. But I’ll tweak it before I post it, so hopefully, it’ll be polished.
I hope everyone else is have a less hectic month than I am. 😀