Well, to say today was long would be an understatement. Our server at work had a failed drive, and I was basically unable to work until about 2 pm. Our dependence on technology has humbled us - I was completely unable to anything related to billing for nearly six hours. I can't imagine losing my entire rough draft of Sleepless, or all of the girls' pictures from when they were little, but what would happen if my hard drive took a turn for the worse? Our dependence on our computers is unfounded, when today proved that anything and everything can happen when you least expect it. Word to the wise, back to he cloud, a flash drive, a portable HDD, something...don't lose your hard work or your precious memories. At work we use Mozy Pro, but I think I'm about to test out iCloud right now...just in case. ;)
I'm not a very good juggler. I have a husband (our 10 year anniversary is this month - YAY!), kids, work, writing (yeah, yeah, I'm working on it!), fan pages (if you're a fan of my work, or Twilight, Hunger Games, The Vampire Diaries, ask me for fan page recommendations!!) and I'm chairing (well, co-chairing with our charity's president, Cindy Adrien) the Breaking Dawn Part 2 Pre-Screening Party & Movie Premiere, complete with special guest star, Daniel Cudmore (Felix from The Twilight Saga). So how do I keep all of the balls in the air? What if something drops? Obviously I can take time out from the fan pages. Obviously I can put my writing on hold for a bit since I'm not on strict deadline. Obviously, my husband will understand my need to get just this one last thing done tonight before we go to bed, or go out to dinner, or watch that movie, or, or, or. Obviously I can do stuff during my lunch time without wasting that valuable hour. But at what point does something just FALL? Or do I break?
How do you do it? How do you keep all of the balls in the air? Or am I just trying to do too much? I know some of this seems trivial, or isn't some people's idea of a good time, but I enjoy it. But have I broken off more than I can chew? NaNoWriMo is right (write? haha) around the corner, but the movie premiere falls smack dab in the middle.
This clown business isn't as funny as one would think.
Greetings from NaNoWriMo...well, almost.
It starts next month, and last year, I won! No big prize, except the pride of winning, and the completion of my first EVER novel, Breathless.
So this year I have a conundrum: Cheat by using the novel I've already started (Sleepless) and that I've been begged to finish, asked when will it be out? (I mean, come on, Becki, it's been since APRIL since you put out a book!!!) OR I could not cheat and start on the new project I've had in my brain, a sort of romantic suspense novel, Running, that I'm really excited about, but not really sure how it's gonna go, plot-wise.
What do y'all think? Sleepless or Running? I want to finish Sleepless so badly, but maybe I'm putting it off because I don't want to end Carly's & Ryan's story. Hmm...
I'm just not sure about this whole blogging thing. On the one hand, daily (weekly?) writing may help spur me on to more writing, which may lead me to finally finish Sleepless. I know, I know, Sleepless should be out already!! But most authors don't birth a book in 29 days, as I did with Breathless as part of NaNoWriMo 2011. I'm trying, I really am, but between trying to make Carly happy (she hates her job, you know) and keeping the details in line between book 1 to 2 to 3, it's just taking forever. At first I blamed my lack of computer. Then I bought an iPad. Now I'm just unmotivated. Therefore, I'm going to participate in NaNoWriMo 2012 (more on that in a separate post). In the meantime, y'all tell me, will blogging help motivate me? Or will it just suck away what little time I do have to write? Does anyone even care about what goes on inside my head, if it's not in the world of Carly & Ryan? Let me know!