Before I start, I just want to ask pretty pretty please that you check out this post. A lot of you have already volunteered to help me get word out about my book, but I'd love it if I had even more places to go...
Also, I'll be putting the excerpts for Realms Faire Artists' Way up on Thursday. So if you have an excerpt, please enter it in by Midnight, Tuesday. If you want to take part in the art side of the competition, please sign up as soon as you can so that I know who you are.
Okay... now that that's out the way... (No, I promise my book has no two thats in one sentence.)
Ahem. *Gathers thoughts*
As some of you might have read yesterday, I'm trying very hard to not think of my book release. It's making me nervous in more ways than one. But that, my darlings, I'll face tomorrow.
In the mean time, I'm kicking back. I'm reading. I'm stroking my kitties. (Pictures in yesterday's post.) I'm about finished with my quilt. I'm doing everything possible to distract myself from the release.
Except for writing.
The reason for this is simple: I finished the Birds vs. Bastards rewrite a few days ago, so it makes sense for me to rest up before moving on to the next project(s). After all, the last thing I want is a burn-out. Especially since it's so close to NaNo. And ESPECIALLY because I'll be NaNo'ing along with hosting a huge blogfest, along with marketing The Vanished Knight. If I'm to survive at all, I'm going to need to be nice and calm and rested.
The problem is, the whole time I'm not writing, it feels like I should be. Maybe it means that I'm actually not all that tired of writing. Or maybe it's just the fact that I keep feeling time ticking away. I keep having this sense that by next year, I won't have this sort of writing time on my hands.
I have way too much to do and not enough time in which to do it.
My dilemma is this. If it's this panicky feeling that's pushing me to write, I shouldn't or I'm going to burn out. If it's just me being creative, I should be writing. But how on earth am I supposed to know the difference?