Yes! I’m back online! I’m a normal human being!
So our old computer finally gave out. That morning, I was expecting to write more on my book, but when I went to start the laptop, it wouldn’t.
Internally, I was grimacing and thinking to myself “Will my book EVER be published? We’ve already been on a computer hunt for the past 4 months! I don’t need this book to be delayed anymore than it already has been! I need to publish it ASAP!“
Although frustrating, I took this as a sign that I needed to take a break. So I did my very best to not think about my book and instead spent a day getting caught up on one of my favorite shows. And I did feel rested afterwards.
Fast forward two days…..
Saturday became the official “computer hunting day.”
We ended up going back to the first store we visited and the computer was still there!
I spent several hours downloading programs, transferring subscriptions and setting up stuff, but the end result was that we were up and running!
Yes! Yes! Yes!
And now, I’m still editing and expanding the book chapter by chapter. It’s going sooooooooooooooo slooooooooooooooooooooow. It seems like I’m not getting anything done, probably because I’m expecting too much of myself, and this is a whole new experience for me. I just have to keep in mind to take things one day at a time. And I can’t do it all in one day.
On one of my days off I created my launch list of people that can read and review my book when it’s done. I added people that would be specifically relevant to my book, and not just people I hope will say yes.
Organization, I’ve found, is a wonderful thing. But what do you do when you have so much to do, and even more you don’t/aren’t sure how to do? And it feels like you just don’t have enough hours in the day.
I’m compiling my checklist, and working on giving myself small achieveable tasks, that, however small, bring me closer to my dream.
On my edits today, I really love the way it’s turning out. I love the way I wrote it. I love the way it flows. Now I just need to make the rest of the book like that.