Somehow, all of my most time-consuming projects happen in November. One of my busiest months in the entire year. Right now I am balancing three shows (two of which go up in December), and I am doing the final edit on my book. The other books have been put on the back burner for now.
Editing is going slow. I've set editing goals, but I haven't been completely successful in meeting them. Because I am self-publishing, I can push back my release date, but I really don't want to. I want it out before the end of the year. The release date is a nice way to keep the project at the forefront of my to-do list. It keeps me focused. Sort of. I'm procrastinating right now, but at least I feel an urgency to get back to it ASAP.
I do like being busy. Not all the time, but I like the occasional three months of creative craziness. I can't really complain when all of my work involves using my creativity in numerous ways. I believe that you have to exercise your creativity like a muscle to keep it strong and flowing. I never enjoy having a lull in projects. Luckily, I have so many right now that I will be busy until summer, and by then I'll probably have some more.
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Em is a writer, theatre director, and hiker. She likes mixing horror with magical realism and adding sci-fi twist.