This is what the inside of my head looks like lately. Leaping from task to task. In the midst of one, I get insight into another.
Saturday was spent typing in copy edits. From my proofreader and from me. Do you know the difference between “liquefy” and “liquify”? I do. And liquefy is the primary spelling according to Merriam’s.
“Within” and “in” caused me endless agony. “In” being a location, “within” being a limit. Which did I mean to imply? I rung my hands and worried. I changed it six times.
My beloved rhetorical device: asyndeton. Will readers think I just forgot the “and” in a series or will they get that the absence of conjunctions is to speed up the pacing?
Third and fourth guessing things. My brain whirled.
I needed to switch gears.
Emailed the promotional company for more quotes and samples for my promotional swag bag. Still undecided on the items. Have to get more numbers. Compare and contrast. Trim quantities and repeat.
Proofed all my revisions to the website copy and sent them to the web designer.
Contacted a book blogger requesting he review my book.
Did I forget to feed the dog? Yup. Luckily he barked at me at 3:24. Repeatedly–until I left my desk. 24 minutes after his normal lunch time.
Was I still in my pjs at 5 p.m.? Of course.
But it’s the difference between staying on top of everything and getting overwhelmed by it.
When I’m in the zone, knocking out tasks, there is nowhere else I want to be. As the brain mushifies, I hit the treadmill. The brain must take a break. So I can get back to Facebook and social media work in the evening.
I may be the toughest boss I’ve ever had. But I love every minute of working for me.
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