HEARTS FOR SALE (Is launching)

Hello, hello, sweeties!

Super busy right now because there are BIG CHANGES in my work life and I’m about to go on PTO (so I need to get as much as I could done). But I wanted to keep up the habit of posting every Wednesday.

Besides, Project: TIMES “Hearts for Sale” is launching tomorrow, and we have an introvert-friendly Facebook event you might want to check out because there will be giveaways! You get to learn more about the contributors (crazy, but not too dangerous)! There might be games!

Click here to pre-order Hearts for Sale!

If you can’t go or buy the book, that’s totally fine. But I would like to ask you guys to help us boost the signal—the more people in the universe know about us, the more likely we are to write. And the more we write, the better we get.

We’re like wine in that it ages well, but we’re better because we actively do stuff while wine just sits in your home’s open bar (are we SERIOUSLY the only family I know who puts the open bar right next to the entrance to our unit?).

But back to the topic: I’d be ever so grateful if people either bought the book or said hi at the online event, so much so that I’m willing to give stuff away to one lucky buyer and one person who shows up at the launch event for my time slot.

What am I giving away? Oh, sweeties. Spoilers.

So are you buying/will I see you at the launch?

Project: Making Time

ReadinginBetween_Fire Emblem: Fates Promo Image

I should be reading something so I could write a book review (I’m so sorry, Love Your Frenemies! I’ll get back to you…eventually), but instead I’m playing Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright.

Check it out; it’s an AMAZING game.

ReadinginBetween_Fire Emblem: Fates Promo Image
SO MANY SHIPS TO SHIP. Also, great gameplay.

Having said that, there’s also the matter of feeling drained:

  • My job, while not necessarily physically taxing, can be mentally exhausting
  • I’ve been getting asthma attacks for almost 2 weeks now, WTH
  • I had to basically rip apart and restructure an outline to finish my Project TIMES submission before our deadline
  • My cats are…they’re being my cats

And frankly, it’s hard to take a break because:

  • I actually love my job—working with keywords may not be your thing, but I find them interesting
  • The existence of no-drowse/low-drowse antihistamines means I have to keep going unless the attack requires the use of a nebulizer
  • Even though I’ve submitted my story, the work isn’t done—we need to promote the anthology*…and I volunteered to run a poetry workshop (more on that in another post)
  • One of my cats is sick, another one might POTENTIALLY get sick, and yet another one probably needs to get her shots AND get spayed

So what does this mean? This means that I have to actually MAKE time to plan out every dang thing I need to be doing for the next month or so. I might even read this book to get ideas on how to do that on a larger scale.

I’m not a scheduling kind of gal, but I think I need to start doing that right now because:

  • When I don’t have a schedule to follow, I tend to either derp around or overtax myself doing stuff for other people
  • It will force me to really think about what goals I need to prioritize, and what steps need to be taken to achieve those goals
  • I’ve developed the skill of telling the time based on TV shows crime channels, and I’m not sure that’s a good thing

I’ve tried this before, of course. But I FAILED. I need to know how to do this and STICK to it. You guys have any idea how we can get this done? Please let me know!

Help me, theoretical readers of this blog. You’re my only hope.

* Speaking of promotions: if you want to get a PHYSICAL copy of our Project: TIMES book Hearts for Sale, you can order it by clicking the caption of the image below. And, in case you’re interested in meeting the contributors, you can participate in our (totally introvert-friendly)  release party.

Click here to pre-order Hearts for Sale!