The day job has been getting the better of me this month. Last weekend marked the beginning of the final phase of testing this massive project, and it’s been full steam ahead getting there. I keep hoping things are going to calm down, and they have a bit this week, but now I’m playing catchup with everything I’ve let fall by the wayside.
I’ve realized I’m a perfectionist. (OK, that isn’t a realization in and of itself.) But I love to have big chunks of time to do things, and I want things to be perfect, and I think I’ve gotten myself completely frozen up in fear of my writing not being perfect, and of not having large chunks of time. I absolutely MUST get over this. I have small chunks where I can work. I must learn to work within those smaller chunks of time. Because March is creeping up quickly. And I’ve told many people Divided will be available in early March. I still need to format it for Create Space and Kindle (though now that I think about it, Kindle Select may exclude Create Space, I’m not sure…see, still have research to do.) I’ll spare you my train of thought and leave this at, I still have work to do before I can release Divided and I need to get my butt in gear.
I used to think I had good time management skills. And when it comes to the day job, that’s true. But maybe it’s not so much the truth in my personal life. Something to ponder. Perhaps I should start scheduling everything, including my writing time.
Anyway, I hope to have my formatting done this weekend. Fingers crossed. And perhaps also the research about Kindle Select and if, while my novel is exclusive, that includes Create Space or not, since it is, after all, an arm of Amazon.
Wish me luck.