Sunday, April 21, 2013

...How Much is Too Much?

I must be crazy.

I have, going on at this moment:

The A to Z blog.  This is a wonderful event with hundreds of bloggers from all over the map who have committed to a post a day (except Sundays) in April with each day's theme being a letter of the alphabet, in progression.  Some of them are hysterically funny, some of them are very educational (I am going to visit D.C. shortly, I think) some of them make you think, and all are pretty good.  For more info, check HERE .  It is a lot of work, but enjoyable.  I'm still in it.

The Small Celebrations blog hop.  This is an every Friday post where you celebrate something that might not be earthshaking but is nevertheless something worth noting.  It is the brainchild of VikLit  AT THIS BLOG (do visit the blog and the Friday Hop - well worth while).  I have had to drop out for the past three Fridays because of sheer busyness, but after April grinds to a halt, I'm back.  And perhaps sooner.

MOURNINGTIDE  is set to be published May 15.  I need to get things up and running (would anyone be willing to do a post for me?) and I am finalizing things. 

...and because I am bringing things into line for a series that I am writing (didn't start out that way, but they're all connected),  I am giving PHARAOH'S SON  a rewrite. 

I think that's about enough for now.  We won't mention a new job or other things.

...and yesterday I had a brainstorm for a story set in the timeline of my series.  After what I'm calling 'Jubilee', which is nowhere near being finished, and before LORD OF THE TWO LANDS, which is in the works and about 25% done.



Now, it is delicious to know that I still have ideas, and to see that the ideas are viable and could be very entertaining...  But I think I have enough on my plate.  Still...  The notion of two strong personalities grappling over a suddenly empty throne...  A hint of murder, a hint of betrayal...

And I wasted about an hour last night and today finding photos that would represent the two characters.  (The lady, on the right, seems formidable...)

I am a fool.

4 comments:

  1. Not a fool at all--I think it's great you have so many ideas! I often find that when I'm _not_ busy, nothing gets done. It's only when my schedule is full that I really get a lot of writing accomplished. Strange, I know, but then I never professed to be normal :P

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is good to know that I am in good company. And if/when I ever get things straightened out, I'll join you in your drink of choice - hot tea, champagne, scotch on the rocks - and toast people who can't say 'wait a cotton-pickin' second! I don't have TIME!!'

    ReplyDelete
  3. Visiting from the A-Z blog list. Love your blog, especially this post! I, too, ask myself this question, though my list of things going on is less about what I'm writing and more about my crazy life, though I wish it were more about writing. I really don't have the brain capacity to devote a lot to writing, and even my posts for the challenge have been slightly half-assed and not edited at all. HOWEVER, I dream of the day I will be able to have the room in the chaos of my brain to focus on the WRITING clutter, instead of the marriedwithfivebabies-ownourownbusiness-homeschooling-tryingtomove- clutter. Happy blogging! Rebecca

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Rebecca -
      I think perhaps your busyness may trump mine for urgency and (for others) delightfulness! Thank you for visiting and for the kind words.

      Delete