Monday, 29 August 2011

Juggling Bananas

Which seems more apt than oranges, considering I'm on an island that basically consists of a volcano and banana plantations and, as I've recently discovered, some really weird laws (it's illegal to swim in your pool after 8pm and you can only drive once you've turned 23)

I've got a heck load of online commitments, blog posts, etc for my September release, have just received edits for my February release and, somewhere inbetween, would like to keep the wip moving along. I know some authors have got this balance down just right, writing in the morning and edits in the afternoon and promo in the evening. Usually I'm good at multi-tasking, but generally not when it comes to writing, so this is going to be fun!

Not that I'm complaining, it's been my lifelong dream to have a wip wedged between a new release and edits on an upcoming release. Feels like I've got a career plan and that it's on track, now I just need to figure out how to execute it. Wish me luck :)

13 comments:

  1. "Usually I'm good at multitasking, but generally not when it comes to writing..."

    HA! That sums me up nicely. Congrats on the releases and good luck finding that balance.

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  2. Thanks Raelyn, hopefully I won't let one of those bananas drop :)

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  3. I think it's amazing how busy one person can get and still stay excited!

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  4. The not driving til you're 23 is not a bad idea!

    And good luck with juggling those bananas, er, edits/wip/new release! I know you'll manage fine! Anyone who can survive twins as babies, will cope with anything!

    Judy, South Africa

    PS Love your new pic! (although I liked the old B&W too!)

    PPS If you want to do a promo guest blog for your Sept release, let me know and I'll book off a day for (at your convenience)

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  5. Judy, lol about the 23 driving limit, actually I think that some people shouldn't be driving at any age whatsoever.
    But when I see something like that, including the drinking age in the states that allows young people to go to war and kill but not order themselves a beer, I can't help but shake my head.
    At the age of 20, I'd just completed my degree and started my first job that I wouldn't have been able to get to unless I drove myself there. I guess I just couldn't imagine having to get my parents to drive me there, not that they'd have been able to as they had their own jobs they had to get to.

    Thanks about the picture, it sure is purty! My son took it and played around with something called a graffiti app to *mess* is up a little.

    Will email you about that blog post :)

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  6. Hi Claire. You seem to be in that honeypot position of having one publication mostly under your belt and another in the offing. The timetable of events is surely better to keep juggling than the unknown which most of us face at the very beginning of the journey.

    Love your blog, and I look forward to getting to know you more through your writing and blogging.

    Allie

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  7. Good luck love. Fellow campaigner here too. Loaded with commitments too. But loving every minute.

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  8. Hi Claire, I just dropped by to introduce myself (and check out your blog, which is great). I'm a fellow Campaigner--we're in the same adult fiction group. Nice to meet you!

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  9. A big wave to all my fellow campaigners, great to see you here.

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  10. Nice to meet you, Claire! I'm a campaigner in your Adult Fiction group. I look forward to following you!

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  11. This is so exciting! Wouldn't you rather be juggling bananas than slipping on banana peels :)

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  12. Hi Claire - fellow campaigner here - thanks for coming by my site. I am dying to know where you live so will now dive into your blog and sleuth away...Jan Morrison

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  13. It sounds like you're executing it really well just as you are... and don't worry about dropping the odd banana. Remember that you have to take short breaks every now and then or you'll burn yourself out. Take care.

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