My fear is not getting everything done when it needs to be done. I have lists everywhere of what I need to do that day, the next and other dates as well. I have a calendar to tell me the guests for my blogs, whether they've sent in their information, and whether I've set everything up yet. Still, sometimes I forget to check the calendar, because it gets buried beneath the lists and important notes on my desk.
I'm so bombarded with e-mails and blogs and social media sites to check each day, it seems time slips by so fast that I don't know where it went. God forbid if I had a full-time day job, because being an author has become a vast encompassing and time consuming operation.
Maybe I bite off too much, but it seems that every author I know does the same. Not only that, somehow they manage, while I seem to always be behind, doing the bare essentials, wishing I could read more blogs, answer every post from friends in the e-groups, and more importantly, actually work on my books again.
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I also heard that to stay in the public eye it's a good idea to put more than one book up as a freebie. I originally placed my thriller, Forever Young: Blessing or Curse on Amazon and Smashwords. Last night I took it out of Smashwords. It will be at least three weeks before all their affiliates have removed my thriller from their sites. When that happens, hopefully by December, I'll start another event for that book, along with all the Christmas madness that month.
Oh, yes, today, I finally got around to paying my gas, electric and sundry bills, which were almost due. As I write this, it's going on seven at night. I'll stop to eat dinner now and watch some TV, but during the commercials I'll be retweeting on Twitter.
What about you? Are you afraid of not getting everything done when it should be done?
Morgan is a past president of Chicago-North RWA,
past library liaison for Midwest MWA, and once
freelanced for the Daily Herald newspaper before
being published in book form.