June 7, 2013

The Ball Crashes: Wordcount Blogathon, Day 7

I have been juggling for weeks now. Each day, a new ball seems to be added. And usually by me, because I love to help other authors and support this amazing community that has so often supported me and kept me writing.

But, yesterday I let a writer friend down, and a ball dropped.

My biggest fear when I drop one ball... how many others have I dropped and not even noticed?

This freaks me out and causes me to start checking and double-checking everything else I do. Which in turn takes me more time and makes my already overwhelmed life even more overwhelming.

The movers may be on their way, but I'm going to be reading this lovely lady's book tonight and tomorrow and posting the review here on Monday and on Mom in Love with Fiction on Tuesday. 

Thanks, Rachel, for understanding a mom-of-three's mental breakdown with a looming cross-country move (movers come at 8am on Monday, 6/10!).

A bit about her book to get everyone excited...

About The Faerie Prince (Book 2 in the Creepy Hollow series)
(from the author's website)

Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. Everything would be fine if she wasn’t forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend, ex-enemy, current ‘sort of friend’. They might be trying to patch up their relationship, but does she really want to spend a week undercover with him for their final assignment? On top of that, the possibly-insane Unseelie Prince is still on the loose, free to ‘collect’ as many specially talented faeries as he can find—and Vi is still at the top of his list. Add in faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated not-just-friends feelings, and a murder within the Guild itself, and graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.

Add it on GoodReads.

Please stop back by on Monday here to read the review. 


Jennifer Willis said...

I've had a similar tendency to overschedule myself, and I've sometimes let people down, too. But what I've found is that this is simply a symptom of the larger problem of not honoring my own time, needs, limits, etc.

Be easy with yourself, as much as you can in the coming days.

I'm also learning to allow 3- or even 4-times as much time and space for each task as I normally would, to build a buffer for things going wrong, the arrival of the unexpected, and to still be productive while maintaining a saner pace. :)

Michelle Wallace said...

Rachel is burning up the blogosphere at the moment!
I've seen her book on quite a few blogs today.
Writer In Transit

Jo Michaels said...

I hate it when I drop the ball. Moving seems to be a common thread amongst us all lately. :) hehe Good luck with the move and let us know how it went! WRITE ON!