Thursday, June 23, 2011

Expert Juggler

Recently, I had a few people tell me they checked out the blog for the first time. And I thought, "wow, I haven't been there in awhile. I'd better get cracking."

Like so many moms I am an expert juggler. If you'd asked me eleven years ago if I was even interested in the art of juggling I would have laughed at you. The problem is some balls stay in the air longer than others which means I don't get my hands on them, like this blog.

I won't bore you with my long list of tasks that require my attention. I'm sure you have a large list of your own, but a day doesn't go by that I don't wonder how I'm going to handle it all. Just writing my new YA novel, looking for representation for the thriller novel, and blogging takes up more time than I can give it. I want my writing career to take off to parts unknown so I want to devote all my time to that, but I can't neglect the three thousand other things I have to do. (It's not quite that many, but close.) So, I toss the writing ball into the air and grab on to one of the others, hopefully it's the right one, but hey, I'm also pretty good at improvising!

How do you juggle all the things needing your attention? Career? Home? Family? Fitness? Friends? Causes? I'm sure all the readers would like some tips. I know I would! Until then, I'll be tossing the writing ball for the day and on to the next one! Talk to you later...

By the way, my next post will include a link to a great site Attacking The Page with an article by my good friend KM Fawcett. Stay tuned. (I promise not to wait so long!) Of course, check out the site for all the fabulous posts about martial arts and action packed fiction.


  1. Don't know how effective a juggler I am and currrently frustrated w/no ball staying up long enough. Since my livelihood comes from a day job, that and family gets first priority. Everythjng else has had to take a back seat. Makes for a feeling of chaos but I deal thee best I can.

  2. In order to get some things done, other things have to take a back seat. Then I alternate what those things are. I've been feeling like a duck lately. Staying afloat, but beneath the surface, I'm paddling like hell.

    Thanks for the shout out to Attacking the Page. Melinda, Rayna, and I are giving the Kick Butt Heroes workshop at RWA. Are you going to the conference?