Monday, June 28, 2021

Knocking down those bowling pins

A few days ago, my mother called up to see if I was okay. When I told her I was fine, she said she had been getting concerned because I hadn't posted anything on the blog for a while.

I laughed and said it was because I had so many writing deadlines. As I mentioned earlier, the month of June was one of those bizarre "perfect storms" in which every outlet I write for had deadlines which coalesced in the same month.

Well, I'm done.

Seriously, I just finished my latest Love Inspired romance novel, tentatively entitled "The Animal Lover," and sent it to my agent.

I managed to also complete the other six articles and four columns I had due in June as well. I still have a column due this Friday, but since that falls in July, technically it doesn't "count" for June.

Whenever I have multiple pressing deadlines like this, I call it "knocking down bowling pins." So as not to get overwhelmed, I just knock down those pins one by one until they're done.

Anyway, that's why I've been so quiet on the blog just busy. I'm inclined just to take the day off and do nothing but drink iced tea. What do you think?


  1. I say for sure you need that ice tea break especially since you have been like a one armed wallpaper hanger.

  2. Feet up, iced tea firmly in hand, almost heaven...

  3. You are on a roll. Don't stop, just switch to doing another activity that you enjoy doing and is as far away from the keyboard as possible!! I'd suggest taking the dog for a long walk or spending some downtime in your garden as a transitional break, but keep moving. Once you stop it's hard to get back up. Congrats on the superlative writing accomplishment during the month.

    Pete in Texas

    1. I would, except it's slated to be 107F here today. This heatwave has been insane.

      - Patrice