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  • write to my grandmother every six weeks or so
  • call my moms every month or so
  • cook/eat better
  • clean out and organize my writng/craft room
  • re-institute the cleaning plan
  • publish six books by September 2017
  • reach 120 to 125 pounds
  • walk the dog three times a week


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Monday, March 24, 2014

I bet you didn't know that I could juggle...

Not the "magic" kind of course, but the kind that requires one to keep track of several different things and all the inevitable sub-things and shoot-offs that go with them.

As you know, I've been coordinating, as we say in the romance writers community, a contest. Not just coordinating, but pulling off, pretty much single-handedly. I'm not doing it again. I'll be happy to coordinate as in truly directing others to do the various tasks, since I did it this year, but I'm not carrying the whole thing myself next year.

In addition, I've been working on a major project for work. It was technically supposed to be finished last week, but that didn't happen. It'll probably be the end of next week before it's 100% done, though most of it will get done this week. Next week will be for double-checking, crossing T's and dotting I's.

There are a few business ventures I'm researching and prepping for.

I'm also working on several projects from my proofreading business--one proof job and a couple of series bibles for an author friend of mine.

Then there's Sonshine I have to keep an eye on.

But every now and then my arms get tired and I have to drop the balls and rest.

What do I do to rest...I read though, to be honest, I read for a purpose.

The only thing I do that has no double purpose is play computer games. I decided a few weeks ago that I really missed playing them and started up again. I don't--can't--play to the exclusion of all else like I once did, but I must say it's been fun to just play for a few hours here and there.

What do you do rest and relax that has no other purpose than to let you do just that?


Regina Richards said...

Solitaire, Sudoku, Crosswords, porch sitting, dog petting, and daydreaming. :)

Half-relaxers - since they still have purpose: reading, writing, YouTube, audio books, Jazzercise, cooking, shopping, and talking my poor husband's ear off.

Jen FitzGerald said...

The porch-sitting sounds fab, Regina. Now that spring is upon us and the temperature is rising, I'm going to make sure to spend some time on my porch.

Anonymous said...

Porch sitting is a great relaxer, as is walking. Although often some of my best writing ideas happen when I'm relaxing :-)


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  • DH = my husband
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  • NT = the North Texas chapter of RWA
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