Monday, December 12, 2011

Hell Week

I don't say much about my day job except to mention when it's cutting into my writing time. This week there are some exceptional things going on. For instance, out of six people in our department, three are going to be absent most of the week. It will be challenging and hectic, not good for coming home and jumping right into another job.

I also must do some Christmas shopping this week. My husband is taking some of the burden off and buying some things for the adults on my list.  I also did some shopping online and the gifts should arrive on my doorstep before the end of the week. 

I'm trying to get Beyond the Gate, Book#2 of The Futhark Chronicles, up on Smashwords and am running into the same situation as before but now I realize it's not all my fault. If a lot or people are trying to upload at the same time, it does strange things and claims you've made an error.  I still get frustrated.

This Friday, New Concepts Publishing, my romance publisher, is releasing my latest fantasy romance, A Tiger's Courage.  I had work to do for that. Sorry to complain but I needed to vent a little.  I do need to stock up on the wine this week and perhaps even the strong stuff. 

Is holiday planning or the day job work load infringing on your writing time? Any big events happening with your writing before the end of the year?

16 comments:

  1. You'll get it all done - I have faith in you!

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  2. You can do it. I'm send big supporting thoughts your way tight now!

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  3. Take deep breaths and drink lots of coffee.

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  4. My day job is in retail so it definitely cuts into my writing time this time of year. A couple weeks to go and things will go back to normal.

    I've actually done a lot of my holiday shopping online this year. It's really been a time saver.

    Looking forward to reading Beyond the Gate...good luck with everything!

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  5. Yes, Smashwords' process can be frustrating. An older computer slows things down too.
    And yep, the holidays always cut into writing time. I don't know any way around it, unless we can figure out how not to sleep!
    Congrats on your upcoming release!

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  6. Congrats on everything. Even if it feels like a lot. I know you'll pull through.

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  7. It stinks when the day job cuts into writing time. Congratulations on the new release. Take a deep breath, I'm sure you will get everything done.

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  8. I'll be crossing my fingers for you! It's been absolute chaos here lately too - definitely cutting into my writing time. :)

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  9. Sometimes I work better under pressure...well, maybe not better but faster for sure!

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  11. Sounds like you're being rushed off your feet.

    I'm making my Christmas Presents this year, so that's seriously cutting into my writing time.

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  12. Yes, my department is going to be pretty scarce for the next couple of weeks. Except for today I'll be there though. Just wondering down from one empty cubicle to the next, enjoying my alone time.

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  13. That doesn't sound so bad, Rusty. After dealing with a hundred and fifty teenagers every day at work, I like alone time.
    Thanks for following me.

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