Monday, November 18, 2013

They Should call it "RUN", not Fall

Because life is getting so busy! The holidays are coming, I'm not ready, ideas of gifts and holiday cards and leaves smothering my yard are making my head spin.

Then there's this book coming out and getting ready for it, which is occupying a lot of my time. I think I might have done less in preparing for the arrival of my first child. He never needed promo!

Anyway, here it is. My editor sent it to me all shiny and wrapped with a ribbon.


And meanwhile, Fall is really upon us.



And I'm running, running, running to catch up to my endless list of things to do, all the while trying to stop and just enjoy the blue and gold.

How is your fall going so far? Are you feeling the stress of the pre-holiday crazies yet?

96 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not to scare you, but the running doesn't stop when the book comes out!
Don't stress what doesn't get done in time. You can't do it all.

Jenny Woolf said...

I'm busy too. But not with such an exciting thing as a book all gift wrapped like that! Good luck with your running!

Angela Brown said...

Oooh! Your book looks so shiny and sparkly in all its brand newness. Not to mention the ribbon is a nice touch :-)

You're releasing at a pretty busy time of the year but also a pretty good time of the year. Control has such a wonderful chance of making it on sooo many Nooks, Kindles and reading devices along with being wrapped up under Christmas trees.

The stress is natural but you can run it instead of letting it run you.

I actually plan to take a step back this year and try to enjoy the holidays more with my kid and focus on writing. Taking a semi-break on promo may not be the best idea given it's the holidays, but sometimes you have to make time to smell the roses.

SA Larsenッ said...

I love the comparison about preparing for the birth of your child. LOL I guess the only promo they need is a baby shower, which is kind of more for mom. Maybe we should start Book Showers, you know? We all get together--cyberly speaking, of course--share wisdom from those who've gone before, while you share laughs and stories about the creation of your book. And we all bring a gift. Hmm ... tissues, small bottles of wine ...

Barbara Watson said...

So pretty all tied up with the bow!

Catherine Stine said...

How exciting to see the book wrapped up in a ribbon, yes? I've been busy with edits for my forthcoming new adult romance (under my pen name, Kitsy Clare). And, yes, my boys needed no publicity at birth. They announced their arrivals loud and clear.

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow. Look at your gorgeous book all wrapped up in a pretty bow!! How lovely!! Well done you!! And what better way to kick off this festive season than this work of art! Yay! Take care
x

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations! Your baby is beautiful!

Christmas is a pretty hectic time for a book launch, but it will be a very merry time! You can do some fun Christmas-y things to celebrate the release!

shelly said...

Congrats on the book.

My Fall is moving forward.

Hugs and chocolate!

Cynthia said...

I love that your editor sent you your book wrapped in a ribbon. Consider it your first holiday gift of the season!

I've been having an action-packed fall. Sometime in the last few weeks, all the leaves have begun falling. It's actually a beautiful sight though- there are flashes of crimson and gold all over the grass in my neighborhood.

Connie Keller said...

How sweet of your editor!

Wow, you've done an amazing amount of prep for the release. I hope in the midst of everything you can find time to delight in the publication of your book.

Natalie Aguirre said...

How awesome your editor sent you your book. I bet you're running around with your doctor duties, book release promo, and the holidays. With your sweet kids, I know you'll be spending time on that too.

I'm running around crazy these days too. Enjoy your special debut days in all the craziness. I'm realizing more and more that it's important to stop running once in awhile and enjoy it all.

J E Oneil said...

Ha, run, not fall :)

It's your baby! So cute! You must be such a proud parent.

Karen Lange said...

I feel as though I've been running all year. But then, running burns more calories, right? :)

Congrats on the book! It looks great!

LD Masterson said...

A lovely present to get all tied up with a bow. I hate to say it, but your book may take up more time than your first child after it arrives as well.

vbtremper said...

Ooh, so pretty! Very exciting stuff. My holiday starts next week and I'm definitely not ready. The fall crazies have definitely set in. I look forward to a break next month. Maybe then I can catch up.
Good luck with your fall crazies and holiday prep!

-Vicki

Gina Gao said...

The book looks great! I'm working on the running, but I should probably run longer.

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Jessie Humphries said...

So true. I can't catch my breath with NaNo, work, preparing for the holidays, end of fall sports parties, etc. I'm ready for next week when we can just relax for a few days and enjoy the company of friends and family. (I'm not cooking anything so that should help!)

Maurice Mitchell said...

But can a book keep you up all night feeding it? Yeah. I guess it can. Fall is my favorite time because of the colors Lydia.

Tamara Narayan said...

What a feeling it must be to hold that book of yours! Congratulations.

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