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I’m not perfect. Far from it. I know this, but still…I set these expectations for myself that tend to get me in deeper than I planned to go. I’m not saying I am drowning here, but the water is too cold to let it be edging up here around my neck.
Here’s what I mean. I’m doing the A-Z Challenge Blog Hop this year. I’ve only been blogging since September, so this will be a new experience. Blogging daily isn’t such an unknown concept for me. I posted something every single day in November to go along with NaNoWriMo, but this will be different. The theme isn’t going to be sharing my word count and how I rallied myself to wake up by 4:30 each morning. I have come up with an actual topic that will take me through all 26 letters of the alphabet. I’m excited about my theme, but it is going to take a bit of research.
You would think that would be enough for me.
Well, it isn’t.
I then joined the A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal. It’s a great idea to get us A-Z bloggers started down the road to preparedness. If we have a theme squared away by March 21 that’ll just make the blog hop in April that much easier (and more social).
Then, to go along with the A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal I’ve been working on a new theme reveal for this blog. That has included countless hours on Photoshop making the perfect backgrounds and headers to express exactly who I am and what I want my blog to say about me (without having to say anything – you know the whole “a picture is worth a thousand words” shtick).
Plus, I have a full-time job and a full-time family.
And I’m writing the rough draft of my fourth novel.
And I’m late getting my IWSG post posted.
And my head is starting to spin.
What all of this information I’m laying out for you means is that I’m not really getting anything done. My boat is taking on water faster than I can bail.
The worst part is that I know I should be telling you that I have to give up something. If I want to get my A-Z post finished before April, I need to stop making new headers on Photoshop. My family and job come first, so I may not get ahead on those A-Z blogs. I have to focus on my book because that is really why I’m writing in the first place.
The over achiever part of me doesn’t want to eliminate anything. That is why it is a curse.
I can just say that March is going to be a very long month, but not long enough (Okay. Fine. I’ll quit playing on Photoshop).