How do you do it? Seriously. All of you dedicated bloggers, tweeters and authors. How do any of us keep up with all of this and not drive ourselves crazy? I am physically and mentally exhausted today but felt like I should probably try to keep myself on track a bit so here it is. I see so many of you posting happy smiling pictures as you work away on your book or blog at the local coffee shop or sitting at your desk and I think to myself…… Dear Lord, I really hope that is an old photo or that they know how to use Photoshop because if you saw what I look like when I’m writing….. well, I’ll just say you might think I was writing a book on horror. Hair up, smeared eyeliner from the days makeup that I haven’t washed off yet (don’t worry, I will before I go to bed) mismatched worn pj’s (shut it, they are comfy and yes I know they have a hole) and probably a blanket tossed over my legs to accommodate one (or more) of the numerous pets that like to use me for a bed while I try to balance my laptop on the arm of my favorite recliner.
Then I see YOU people. Don’t look away. You know who You are. You peppy people sitting there with your fancy coffee and scone, making it all look so easy. You Lie. I work a normal 8-5, M-F job, have a family and animals to take care of (Horses, dogs, cats, sometimes a stray squirrel on the deck) and still need to make sure I leave the house every day looking somewhat like an adult. (I’m not a morning person so sometimes its a struggle…. ok, most of the time.) Sometimes I have the will to write and the story is there, on pause in my head, but I just can’t get my fingers to function on the keyboard. Today was almost one of those days but I figured tired typing was better then no typing. So tonight I battle to at least blog and tweet and tomorrow I’ll work on my book….that’s the lie I’m telling myself at least. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get myself a fancy coffee…..
Shout out to the creator of spellcheck….. without you this post tonight would not have been possible…..tired typing equals making up words unintentionally.
Thanks so much to those of you who read my posts and take the time to follow me on here or on twitter (@SmithsBookery). There are so many talented writers out there and I enjoy interacting with so many of you via social media!