About a month or so ago, I put up a question to other authors and writers: how do you keep from being overwhelmed?
Anyway, peeps gave me feedback. But all those lovely comments magically disappeared. Hmmm... I don't understand. It had nothing to do with political views or the UN's Agenda 21. It was just a simple question so I could share some tips with other writers in the blogosphere.
It's a good thing I am still able to remember certain things. There were two good tips: make lists and hire someone to do your marketing, your querying, and handle your social media.
I make lists for everything. If I didn't, I'd be lost.
When I worked in a law firm, I used what was called a tickler system. It's something in an Office Program. Keeping up with deadlines was of utmost importance and logging them into the system helped.
At home, I use a calendar and Post- It Notes. But what doesn't help is having a Sweetman with OCD. He's always closing my calendar and hiding it on me. He's also known to throw my Post-It Notes away. Although, he's been very good about not touching my storyboard on our office wall. He knows he'll get a meat-slapping from me--- not really. I just threaten him.
As for hiring someone to do other writerly chores would be grand as long as you can afford it.
When my daughters were little, I used to hire a teenager to watch them two afternoons a week. I paid her 15 dollars each time so I could get house chores done.
Think about it, a teenager could at least do some social media for you since they're all computer whizzes these days. I've been thinking about that myself.
However, I wouldn't suggest them handling your queries.
What do you think? How do you handle being overwhelmed?
Also, Norma Bieshir will be sharing her writing wisdom over at her blog. Click on the following link: http://windchasersjourney.blogspot.com/2014/11/okay-maybe-this-is-good-idea-after-all.html?m=1
I find her to be to the point.
Have a chocolate-filled week!
Hugs and chocolate,