I am all over the place lately. I swear to you some days I feel as though my head is going to spin right off before I ever accomplish anything. Each morning I get the kids out of the house, open my laptop and go through my emails. Nine times out of ten there will be one telling me I have new followers on Twitter, which should be good, right? But here’s what I’ve come to realize, just about everyone who follows me is a writer/entrepreneur trying to sell a book or something else. Some of them have thousands and thousands of followers, but is anyone really following or paying any attention to those they claim to follow? You can’t truly follow 15,000 people. I don’t know, it feels as though we’re all just spinning our wheels.
Then there is my writing. I am over a hundred pages into a new novel but have recently stepped back from that to continue a sequel to another novel. A novel that I haven’t even begun to publish. It’s not even the book I plan to publish next. That book will be “The Salacious Marny Ottwiler” and I’m still working on the cover for that one.
I know a part of my problem is the stress that is flying at me from every angle right now. We’ve got overdue bills, school anxiety, and of course, the construction workers literally right outside the window. Life is coming at me with the relentlessness of that rhino in the picture above, and I fear that I am getting in my own way by allowing it to overwhelm me. So, I ask you, what do you do when you are feeling scattered and stressed? How do you reign yourself in, find your focus and move forward?