How do you know when you’ve been doing or are doing too much?
When you start doing stupid stuff.
Yesterday I reached the point of knowing I needed to take a chill pill or something. I had only slept for 4 hours the night before and I was still pounding away at my to do list. I managed, successfully, to finish all the book reviews I had pending (well except the video book review I am going to do for Shape of a Box) and I caught up on some of my reading.
So I thought it’d be ok to go out and run some errands. I managed to lose my little notebook where I keep lists of books I want to buy *grumble*, bought the wrong hand soap and body wash and forgot to mail off some bills. Oh, and I completely fudged setting up the domains I had registered.
Then, I remembered. Simplicity. Breathe.
I decided the domains and hosting was a waste of money so I released them back to the wild, and instead, I am going to spend some time next week updating the look of this blog and Shape of a Box. Any suggestions on style, number of tabs etc, would be appreciated. The main reason I wanted to set up domains was so I could add Paypal shopping carts, but honestly when people want my books they email me and we just paypal that way so really no reason to go to extra trouble when my blogs have served me so well.
I am looking at losing my notebook as a win. Now I don’t have to worry about what to buy when my stacks get low. I just buy whatever I am in the mood for or I take suggestions from friends. I don’t need anything in my stacks right now. All I needed yesterday was a fiction book so I remembered I had the YA author Maureen Johnson on my list. I have three of her other books, so I picked up Devilish which I didn’t have yet.
And soap, well, I’ll just use it.
And sleep? Everytime I woke up I just took a deep breathe, rolled over and started again. And I feel rested. So there insomnia you will not win!
Looks like a rainy Fall day. We have company this weekend, eventually, and I hope to catch up on some reading and to avoid thinking too much about pending books and books in progress or anything else writerly. I’m gonna feed my muse.
And not my arse