The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, hosted by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.
Be sure to stop by his site, as he has a BIG announcement about the group today!
At the moment, time and balance are my biggest issues. Right now I am a spoonful of peanut butter with about a loaf's worth of bread to cover. And I need to be spread in about one minute. I don't think it's going to happen.
I have obligations in so many areas, many of which I never mention here. I was taught by a wise group of business owners that the key is to diversify, but I've over-stretched what I can accomplish. It's time to cut out a few things, even if they make money. No use killing myself just for a buck, especially if it's something I no longer enjoy and it's stressing me out. Because if I chuck a few things, I'll have more time to focus on what I do enjoy. (And visit you guys more often - I know I failed big time this past weekend.)
Speaking - No way I'd give up public speaking. I love it. And it pays very well. The long drives to events might drain me, but the time in front of a room of people invigorates me. I give my all when I speak, and I enjoy seeing the spark transfer from me to them. Freeing myself of a couple obligations will give me more time to secure speaking engagements.
Book formatting - Call me whacky, but I love it. I'm a detail person and very organized, so this fits my personality. I enjoy formatting manuscripts for ebooks and print books and I have a good group of clients. Dumping a few things would give me more time to find even more clients.
There are other things I do that I enjoy. Being able to offer my photos for sale gives me great joy. (And sorry, I've been so swamped, I didn't get to upload any new ones last week.) I enjoy consulting. I don't do it often, but I always learn new things when I guide an author down the publishing path. I also have a major business obligation that requires time, effort, and knowledge, and with others depending on me to do my best, that one absolutely cannot suffer.
I also miss writing. Would love to write my own fiction stories again.
So my goal over the next month is to X out a few things, money-making or not, that are making me crazy. I'm beyond the Energizer Bunny right now. This Type A, never holds still kind of person has got to come down from spaz mode before I hurt myself. (My husband would be REALLY happy about that, too!)
As for the Battle of the Bands, Mama's Boys won hands down for their version of Mama Weer All Crazee Now.
Monday Summer Ross hosted the In Your Pants Blogfest, and this is my entry:
Must be some big pants - LOL!