Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Chaos Wins, At Least For The Rest Of The Summer

My true-blue followers are aware that we have family issues this summer with elder care and a relative in the physical therapy stage of recovering from surgery. To deal with the extra work load, I pretty much dumped some of my goals for the year. Mainly generating new work, supporting and promoting diverse literature, and most of community building/general marketing/branding. The marketing effort for Saving the Planet & Stuff was already shot. I was down to just submitting work.

Well, I can't manage even that. I can't take any more of this frustration. I am not pleasant when I'm frustrated. I can't take any more being unpleasant.

So after making some submissions tomorrow morning, submissions I've been working on the three or four hours a week I've had for work the last month, I'm throwing in the towel for the rest of the summer. By "rest of the summer" I mean end of September. Additionally, except for the Connecticut Children's Literature Calendar, I won't be posting here until I'm back at work.

Unless something really exciting happens that I just can't pass up.

I had to take four and a half months off from work seven years ago for another elder care issue. I came back from that, so I can come back this time, too. Yes, I can!

What I should have for you when we're together again:

  • Focus training. Seriously, I found something on this. I'll try it out for you over the next couple of months.
  • A baby shower with a picture book theme. Seriously, I'm involved with giving one. I'm bringing spaghetti sliders. I'll explain in September.
  • Nanowrimo prep. Seriously, I think I'm doing Nanowrimo this year. Hahahaha. 
  • Adventures with my iPad. Seriously, I got one. I'm going to go do something with it right now.



tanita✿davis said...

...spaghetti. Sliders.
Looking forward to that explanation!
Hang in there with the relatives. You can come back from ANYTHING, I've decided.

Gail Gauthier said...

I've already heard of something I want to blog about. Argh! The day after I announce I'm taking a break is way too soon to do that.