In the excitement of getting out of my covid cave and rejoining the world, I find that I've waaay over-scheduled myself. It resembles burnout but there are differences. Since I'm now double-vaccinated with a booster shot, I have carefully attended a movie, a concert, and some indoor eating. It feels freeing and hopeful for the future. I want more concerts, more live experiences.
I am also doing Zoom and online teaching, conferences, and author events. I figured that since I aced Zoom and Canvas and IG live, these online events would not add much to my workload. Wrong. They are still labor intensive, stressful, and time consuming.
In my exuberance, I signed onto four online author conferences. Two whizzed by in the last three weeks and I still haven't watched the videos! Granted, they are accessible for a month at least, but just the thought of watching all of the lectures is exhausting. While at the same time, I want to see them all. It's too much. It makes my brain hurt.
One excellent thing was that I got a NOV BookBub, granted a free one. It's hard to get any kind, so I consider that a huge accomplishment. Witch of the Wild Beasts is at the time of this post, #1 in Paranormal Witches and Wizards Romance and #1 in Historical Fantasy and #95 in all of free books. Not too bad.
Here's the link in case you want to nab a free copy. Free through NOV.
Amazon USA, UK, AU, CA, Apple, Nook, Kobo
And some blurbs:
“Adored every moment; from the imaginative, gothic plot to the compelling characters!” - Chicks, Rogues and Scandals
“Witch of the Wild Beasts is a beautiful story… absolutely heartbreaking yet also completely heartwarming. Evalina is such a lovable protagonist, and her rag-tag group of friends is just as interesting. I could absolutely read a book dedicated to Dolly!”
Question: Do you get burnout or do you ever waaaay over-schedule? How do you handle it?
I know how you feel. This fall I feel like so much is going on and I'm missing my quiet quarantined life. I don't know if I'm any more busy than before the pandemic, but it feels like it. I'm ready to hide inside for the winter.ReplyDelete
Yes, I teeter between wanting to retreat to my winter cave and wanting to plunge into more stuff! I did get tickets for live events soon- the American Ballet and a Philharmonic concert. I am very hungry for live cultural events.Delete
That’s do awesome about the BookBub! I hope it went well.ReplyDelete
I’m still crawling out of my cave too. Baby steps. Life is different now but I’m sure there will be a new normal at some point.