Wednesday, November 7, 2018

IWSG- End Of Year Panic

Holy smokes, it's November! Can't believe this year is closing in on the end. It's exciting yet frightening all at the same time. But new month, means new #IWSG post.

As the year comes to a close, I start to think about all the things left to accomplish and that's an overwhelming thought. Last month I was riding the excitement high of getting offers. This month I've been faced with the #editinghell schedule that comes along with it.

My indie title is due out in a few weeks and I know I have a final round of editing coming for that. I just finished my first round with Carina and in another week will start in with Limitless. To me editing is soul sucking, so to know I have so much ahead of me is mildly terrifying.

I start to worry I won't get it all done. I'll miss deadlines. Deadlines, that's a word I've never had so set in stone before. The idea that I have to report to others adds another layer of pressure. I start to worry what I've gotten myself into. Will I be able to get it all done?

With so many new factors in play my self-doubt and worry are in high gear. I have obligations to fulfill, new words that need writing. It's like quicksand. My writing squad tell me one thing at a time. Don't try to worry about all of it at once, but that is easier said than done.

I'm not a planner. I'm a procrastinator. Now I have to change that, and in a short time-frame. Will I get it done? Well I have no choice, but it will come with a lot of whining and wine most likely. Though it is times like this that make me thankful for my writing ladies. They throw me a vine when I'm drowning and keep my head above the proverbial water.

Stuff needs doing, so as much as I loathe #editinghell, I'm gonna put on my big girl pants and get it done. That's all I can do.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, however you celebrate.

Until next time
~Meka


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12 comments:

  1. Just focus on each day and that deadline at the end won't seem so daunting.

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    1. I'm trying, but some days it all piles on to a massive overwhelming to-do. I will get it done, just maybe panic some along the way.

      thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Time management is a challenge, but I have no doubt you'll figure it out and shine. Hang in there. (just like the kitten)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. It's a serious challenge! I've bought a small white board to make daily to-dos on so I can focus on a little at a time. Some days it works more than others.

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  3. Here from Alex's blog. Heavy schedules are hard. I've found that prioritizing is important to getting things done. But mostly, just take it a day at a time, and you'll get there. Best of luck.

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    1. It's that everything hit all at once and now I'm feeling the squeeze. I just have to have my pity party for a little bit then get to work. One day, one project at a time. It's all I can do.

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  4. Here's to hoping your one of those people who thrives and flourishes under pressure. Best of luck in getting it all together.

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    1. hahaha I'm not, but thanks for the hope. :) I'll get it done because I have to, but it will be stressful.

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  5. I feel you, Meka! I'm about to receive a pretty hefty round of revision requests. Ahhhhh!!!! So exciting about your journey though. Happy IWSG day! http://www.raimeygallant.com

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    1. Oh boy Raimey! I hope you get through your revisions without much stress and as quickly as you can. It is a very exciting time, so to see how everything comes together and how different companies work has been an eye opener.

      thanks for stopping by

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  6. Editing is my least favorite part of it all. Good luck to you! I hope it ends up being easier to deal with than you thought.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one! I'll get it done, but it won't be easy. Or fun. LOL

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