Hey guys, and welcome back for the current installment of the April A to Z Challenge. Sorry about the late post for “I” yesterday, had some family things that needed to be taken care of and ended up forgetting to come on and post it since I forgot to schedule my letter I.
But let us get back to the word at hand: juggling. I’ve talked about this before, so I am going to try and keep this brief. Or at least as brief as my rambling mind can be when I am trying to get words down.
Most writers, at least the ones I talk to and the ones that I work with, can say we do a lot of juggling in our chosen line of work. I know I definitely do. Not many of the writers that I know are able to just write where they have no outside interruptions.
I have several parts of my life I juggle: being a mom, being a wife, being a writer, working a full time job, and that nearly invisible hat right now of wanting to go back to school. Then each of those main hats that I wear and juggle around, have little pieces inside that I have to juggle as well: field trips, shopping, cleaning, laundry, homework, mandatory extra time at work, blogging, social media, novel writing. And I’m not a published author, I’ve seen how many more balls are thrown in the mix when you try to get published. There is a lot more to do like deadlines and signings and such. And I kind of look forward to the day when those extra balls get thrown into the mix of things that I juggle.
So when you are juggling all your hats and balls, what happens? Do you get overwhelmed? Do you have a special way of de-stressing when it comes out and overwhelms you? Let me know!
And for some other J words for you I have:
- Judgment: So, I think this is my biggest stress-causer in my writing life. I am that kind of person that really looks for getting positive feedback, and hope that I can always please the people I am around. Not the healthiest way to live – especially since you can’t please everyone and I am working on that. But I am slowly growing a thicker skin, especially with this critiquing I have been trying to do more of. How are you dealing with those that judge you and your work?
Take care and we’ll see you tomorrow!
Cara Mia Amore