Everyone who knew and understood that a full third of 2013 is over, hands up! ‘Cause I gotta tell you, I got blind-sided.
I’m not sure how? After all, I understood it was April. I certainly know that April is the 4th month of the year. And I can do the math to understand that 3 times 4 equal 12 – the number of months of the year.
But I didn’t GET it. As in I hadn’t seen the big picture and hadn’t seen the passage of time for what it was – faster than ever!
How sad is that. I’ve been buried with my head down and working so hard, that I hadn’t noticed that the year is half over in less than 60 days. Like OMG! I had a schedule and blew that out of the water in the first month with that insane decision to put my books into audio format. I had a regular book release timeline and that blew up even faster.
Of course the weather hasn’t helped. There was the tantalizing taste of spring weeks back and that just disappeared under crazy snowstorms, hail and bizarre winds. So I can be excused for not noticing the change in seasons. Now it’s almost summer. In fact, my son’s term is over and my daughter has four weeks of classes then she’s home for the exam period. Huh, say what?
It’s not that I haven’t gotten anything done. I’ve released 1 adult, 1 YA, rereleased 2 short stories and have 4 books in audio available at this time. No, that’s not the problem – the problem is in what’s still LEFT to do this year.
I just tore up the list of what I should have done by the middle of the year – yeah, I didn’t even look at it!
Now I have to sit down and ask some serious questions of what is reasonable to achieve in what’s left.
And wonder if I’m being foolish for even trying to create and stick to a schedule!
How about you guys? Did you see this time of year coming? Are you one of those organized individuals who has everything nicely planned and the plans work out? (I might just hate you if you are!) Or are you one of those people who got blind-sided – like I did?