Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Almost... There...

I am a little bit stressed this week. I'm trying not to be, but the honest truth is that publishing a book is stressful. I always figured it would be exciting and maybe a little nausea inducing. Well, it is all of those things, but I also have a to-do list that is a mile long. That would be part of the stress. The other part of the stress is all of the other mundane, mommy type things that I have to do.

Book things to do:
adjust cover to fit appropriate parameters
edits
formatting
final proofreading
set up eARC's
upload book
beg bloggers for reviews
finish outline for next book
commit more time everyday to the 2nd book's first draft
etc, etc, etc

Normal mommy things:
finish making 2nd b-day invites for daughters party (and mail them!)
buy decorations
get stuff to make cup cupcakes
go b-day shopping for daughter
CLEAN THE ENTIRE HOUSE
start doing pilates again... (sitting at a keyboard is starting to take it's toll)
stress about publishing a book
work on toilet training the almost two year old (Again. Sigh.)
teach self how to use photoshop


... And, I'm going to stop there. Just looking at that list is making me want to panic. LOL. So, I refuse to add anything else to it right now.

This summer has been a great one. We haven't gone anywhere different or done anything spectacular, but it has been a summer of changes, excitement, and love. I have been able to spend a lot of time with my family over the last few months and I am very grateful for those moments.

So, when I am stressed about my to-do list I take a moment to think about the little things that have made life so great.

What do you do when you are stressed out?

4 comments:

  1. Though the bottom list is a bit different for me - day job and taking care of mom, that top list looks a lot like mine. One thing at a time - that's my motto.

    Oh, and as if there isn't enough chaos around here, I brought home two kittens ... that still have their claws. ;)

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  2. I can't wait for your book. You are a total energizer bunny.

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  3. Cheering for you Nichole!!! You can do it! I cannot wait for your book! :)

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