Drowning on Dry Land
I have so much stuff to do I'm afraid to make a to-do list.
This afternoon, I had to take a moment to look up at the sky and "feel the floor." It's an acting technique, I think, but I use it like a mantra when I'm stressed and need grounding. "Feel the floor, Jan. Find your center."
On the plus side, there's a lot of good things coming my way in the next few weeks. If I can focus the important stuff and deal with the minutia, it's all out there waiting for me. Without being too specific, I have opportunities to write articles, teach a class, and get involved with a local reading series--not to mention the AWP Conference and sending out my manuscript.
Also, I had lunch today with Boston Erin. It was fun commiserating with her about the amount of stuff we're doing for our writing careers. She's my writing buddy--don't think I could get through manuscript revisions without her. Thanks E! Truth is, we wouldn't have it any other way. We're better off busy than not. Besides, she and I are Aquarians--not sure what that means but it definitely means something.