I have to admit that I have "lost" my spiritual innocence ever since Darkspell was published. I happily read my scriptures every night, went to church without dragging my feet, happily volunteered in my kids' classrooms at school, and all that stuff a spiritually balanced person can do without feeling burdened. Until . . .
my book was published.
My mental focus was reinvented and I felt overwhelmed* with just about everything! Marketing your book is another full-time job on top of writing your books, then there's taking care of family, then when real life happens? No wonder I feel like the pic below!
Whoa, so this is is more common than anyone lets on, you know that?
I've come up with a schedule that has me marketing/blogging/ ANY social networking down to 1 1/2 hours a day, one hour for writing whatever I want, then my kids get home after that until I can get back to my writing after they are tucked in. Little here, little there--but I refuse to social network (which I immensely enjoy) during my childrens' up time. I feel miserable if I do.
When do you squeeze marketing/networking between real life?
*I've figured exactly why--I was digitally overloaded and my soul was protesting!
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