SE Notes ~ I’m re-posting this and keeping it in place all month so anyone looking in knows why I’ve closed the tea room for the month of August.
Also ~ I’d like to remind everyone that from now until September 3rd, SINS OF A HIGHLAND DEVIL (ebook) is available for the super price of $2.99.
You can learn more about the book by clicking here.
Read on for my original post about closing the blog for August…
As the header says, it’s August 1st and I’m officially beginning a new deadline.
Sure, I began this book about a week ago.
But I’m starting it in earnest today.
That means I’ve set my daily page count and those pages are carved in stone.
I don’t want to ever again spend 40 straight hours writing, racing to meet a deadline. Being awake that long, living on coffee, nerves, and panic, is not good for you.
I’m not going to do that again.
I also want to finish this new book early.
There are always several projects on my desk at any given time, each one in a different phase of work. All are important and require my entire focus.
I also have a lot of other things going on in my world every day.
Pet care, for one. Keeping fit. You know I cycle and walk the beach daily. I also work out. And I go to the grocery, the post office, run other errands, and cook and clean house. Do laundry. Etc, etc.
Somewhere in the mix, I write my books.
Doing so eats up a huge chunk of time and energy. Writing books and meeting deadlines also pays my bills.
The work has to be top priority.
I’m closing the tea room for the month of August.
I’ll re-open the doors on September 1st. (unless unexpected weirdness happens deadline-wise and I am unable to comfortably do so)
Actually, I am in a very cozy place right now, work-wise. The dread Deadline Dragon is sleeping, content and sated from the last deadline.
The thing is, I want to stay in this happy place.
And the only way I can do that, and keep the Deadline Dragon from scorching me again, is to work steadily, focusing only on The Book.
Sadly, that means surrendering the hours I spend each day thinking up and writing blogs for the tea room.
I am hoping to jumpstart this new deadline and get a ton of work done this month.
That’s my plan.
I hope you’ll understand. I’ll definitely miss you all. But that will only make the tea room’s re-opening all the more special.
Till then, be well, be safe, and may all your reads be great ones!
**Because this blog was started to promote my books, I’d like to sign off with a wee reminder that from now until September 3rd, SINS OF A HIGHLAND DEVIL (ebook) is available for the super price of $2.99.
Thanks, Tarts. See you in September!