Keeping busy: This is a problem that you’re glad to have — Michael Winslow
It’s true that keeping busy is a good problem to have. However, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. And I can hear that “too much of a good thing” blaring loudly for me in the distance.
Starting next month until the end of April, I’m going to be up to my eyeballs with a major annual project I must tend to. For the most part, I love working on this project. I just get antsy when it clashes with my writing projects. It’s the “there’s never enough time in the day” kind of antsy. It’s an ugly headspace to be in, quite frankly.
Last year was the first year since I started writing where I didn’t feel antsy or torn between working simultaneously on the annual project and my writing. It was great. Everything worked out well despite some hairy moments.
But this year, I’m not sure how the two projects will co-mingle, if they co-mingle at all. The writing is at a different palpable stage right now than it was a year ago, and I have a very specific goal this year for that writing. And I’d hate to lose the momentum or deflate it with the presence of the upcoming annual project.
I guess time management is going to be key in me not losing my shit over the next few months. I’m just cringing.
But until mid-February rolls around, I’ve got some writing to do before the shit hits the fan. So, my apologies for keeping this post short.
Me and my boys have some hell to raise.