Thursday, May 10, 2012
Oh what a juggling act
The most important ball up in the air right now is definitely the novel, which is currently getting its last rounds of feedback before it's hopefully ready to start shipping out to agents.
Then there's also novel #2, which I am in the process of outlining.
Also all the fun online stuff like blogging and twittering and youtubing and pinning and obsessively-analyzing-my-google-analytics-page-ing. I can spend quite an obnoxious amount of time doing that, actually.
All the mini projects that won't let go, like the video poetry and short story collection (which is STILL coming, I promise. Just waiting on some responses from other places first. Still.) And wanting to experiment with songwriting and screenwriting and other awesomeness.
I can't forget the what-to-do-about-day-job freaking frustrating ball. That's the most unpleasantly stressful one for sure. The others are quite pleasantly stressful, actually. I've whined about this before, I'm sure (its what I do), but as much as I have absolutely LOVED working with the preschool kids, my hours aren't enough to live on and summers coming anyway, so I have to figure out something else or do I try and make this work because its so great or maybe the stress of trying to wait/figure the teaching thing out is too much and I just want the stability of a less awesome desk job that could potentially be pretty cool too and is much more likely to (and here's the key) buy me a roof and kettle corn so I can write and live at the same time. That ball.
And my sister got married. And I got cast in a play. (Yay!! More on that later. But I'll tell you this: it involves steampunk.)
Agent research and trying to find a new place to live but I have to catch the job ball first and its all crazy. Awesome, for the most part, but crazy.
So that's whats going on pour moi. What about you all? Is it more a climbing one huge mountain phase for you, or are you juggling as well? Or both?