Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Insecure Writer's Support Group (AAAAAaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrghhhhhh!)

It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for Insecure Writer's Support Group again. For those of you who don't know, IWSG is a monthly bloghop where we share our writing fears, doubts and insecurities and then go around encouraging each other. You're welcome to sign up! Click here for more information and to sign up.


My biggest insecurity this month comes from the sheer bloody amount of stuff going on in my life at the moment. I have a book coming out. I have to prepare to move house. I have to work longer than usual because it's the busy season for me at the dayjob. I have to... I have to... I have to... 

You get it. And as some of you know, I keep track of all this. So I happen to know that I have 30 major items for me to finish in this week alone. 

I mean seriously. What happened to starting slow in January and working one's way up? I'm seriously hoping that my year ends up working in reverse, or I might end up going crazy by June. 

How are you doing? Is your year running mad like mine? How are you keeping yourself together? 

34 comments:

Angeline Trevena said...

I honestly don't know how you're keeping going at the moment. But if I know one thing about you, it's that you have an amazing and admirable amount of resilience. You always strike back, no matter what life throws at you. Hoping things calm down a little for you, but keep doing what you do, and you'll get through on top. You're such a champion!

Murees Dupé said...

I know you will get it all done. You are awesome like that. You definitely don't like slow and boring:) Good-luck!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Well, even if you only hit twenty-eight, that's still really impressive. Just deep breaths and keep moving forward.

Sean McLachlan said...

Sounds like your February is starting out like my January. I didn't get much of my own writing done because I was slammed with freelance writing and editsa. Things are just calming down now.

Pat Garcia said...

Hi,
My January was very busy also. I didn't need to jump start it this year.
All the best.
Shalom,
Patricia

M.J. Fifield said...

Yeah. I don't know how you do it all. It's impressive. Hang in there—you're going to do great.

Beth said...

Hang in there, Misha.

Karen Walker said...

All I can say is good luck. That's a lot of hard core to-dos.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I recently reached the 'up-to-here' limit and so I'm kind of taking this week off. It's been nice. :)

Christine Rains said...

You'll make it through. You're incredibly organized. Chocolate keeps me together!

Blogoratti said...

And just like that the year's off with a run. Have a good month and best wishes with your goals.

Launna said...

I don't have a book I am writing at the moment but... I have not even had a moment to write a blog post... life is extremely busy, I am taking some time tonight regardless of what is going on ...

I hope things settle down a bit for you soon xox

Loni Townsend said...

You are a busy woman, yet you manage to stay on top of it all. That is amazing. Keep it up!

Nicola said...

I'm lucky. I'm still in control (sort of) at the moment. I'm glad you have the energy to accomplish all that's going on. I would have withered by now. Keep smiling and shouting :) We'll hear you. Sending you a Powerbar across the ether.

Chrys Fey said...

You certainly have a lot going on. Good luck with everything! And when you start to feel overwhelmed, take a deep breath and have a piece of chocolate. ;)

Julie Flanders said...

If anyone can handle all of this at once, it's you. Good luck!!

Toni said...

I'm pretty tapped out too. Mother is 87 and her health is declining. Dad just had narrow brush with sepsis and is still trying to regain strength. Working on a huge project and writing a workbook that needs the Diocese's Imprimatur (researching, writing, editing, dodging bullets and timelines from co-collaborator). Also babysitting for 19 month old great-granddaughter and still writing my own book.

Frankly, I have to pencil in "peeing"! My cup runneth over and spilleth with abandon!

Em-Musing said...

Thirty? And I thought I was busy. Actually I am. I am working on putting together a small writer retreat and just want it to be the best. I've never done this before, plus I'm still working on my W.I.P., upgrading the home. Living in the tropics takes its toll on everything from paint to shower heads. And...I signed up for this blog hop.

Laura Clipson said...

I just found out at the weekend that I'm being evicted, so I'll have to move house soon, too. I average about 50 hours a week at work, so I know how you feel! I'm not looking forward to moving house, it's always such a big thing. Good luck getting all your stuff done.

Rachel Pattinson said...

I genuinely don't know hoe you fit everything in - I'm constantly in awe of you and your organisational skills! This year, I have to do up the house to rent it out, move house, get a new job and plan a wedding, as well as trying to keep up with my writing, blog, update on social media, and potentially setting up my new YouTube project too! I think 2016 is going to be interesting!

Rachel Pattinson
February IWSG Co-host
rachelpattinson.com

Sherry Ellis said...

Lots of stuff on your plate! You'll make it through. It definitely won't be a boring month! Good luck with it all!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Cut those 30 items into bit size pieces. Make your top five then move down from there. I made a list of must complete wips and it has given me better focus and I know what is essential now and what I also would like to do for inspiration and alternatives.

Tammy Theriault said...

Starting slow?? What is THAT?? Hahaha. You'll get through it girl!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I didn't even get much of a break over Christmas. I hit 2016 running and I still can't catch up.

Tyrean Martinson said...

It's running a bit made with unexpected stuff . . . life stuff, family stuff, unexpected wisdom teeth removal from both of my kids in two weeks kind of stuff. I'm hoping that some of the unexpected stuff slows down, so I can do the writing and work I planned to do.
Happy writing!

M Pax said...

One step at a time and prioritize. Busy will keep your mind off other things. It'll get done. WhY? Cause you're amazing :)

Patsy said...

AAAaaarrrgh sounds about right. Hope you get through the most important stuff.

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! said...

Hi human, Misha,

Aha, "(AAAAAaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrghhhhhh!)", is an utterance my alleged human, Gary, makes quite a lot. Although, it usually relates to that idiotic A to Z thingy!

But do you have to? There are times that humans need to just realise that a human can take on too much, all at once.

I keep myself together by looking after both my humans.

Thank you for being part of IWSG" aka "I Was Seeking Gary." Yes, I have to humour him!

Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

Penny xx

Susan Kane said...

My year thus far has been rough. Too much to tell, but it feels mighty bumpy so far.

dolorah said...

Yep, I'm busy busy too, and not at all with writing, which I much prefer to be busy with. I need a vvacation from my life, lol.

Brandon Ax said...

I am definitely scrambling out of the gate, but I hope that just translates into a productive year. We will see.

M.R. R. said...

Good luck getting things done.

Michelle Wallace said...

Misha, you'll manage those 30 major tasks/items. If anybody can, you can.
Under pressure, you rise to the occasion.
Hang in there!

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Wow. And I thought I had it bad with all the things I need to get done. I don't envy you with the move. That's a trial of its own. The only way I accomplish anything is with a to-do list. I'd be lost without it. One thing at a time, just keep checking those things off. You'll get there. Hang in there!