Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Time is Shrinking

At least that's what it feels like to me.

What I used to be able to do with ease, seems to take much, much longer. I guess I could blame that on old age and the fact that I need to do anything that uses my brain in the morning. To do that, I get up around 4:30 a.m. every day. Which results in me having to go to bed around 8. Though I try to watch at least one TV show, I never see the end.

I probably have "bitten off more than I can chew" as the saying goes.

I've been working on the blog tour for my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, Dangerous Impulses. It's very time-consuming and uses a lot of brain cells. (Wondering if I've lost a few over the years.) I'll be telling you what all that entails (the tour not my brain cells) on one of my blogs in March.

I also decided to self-publish an e-book, The Devil's Foothold, which I needed lots of help doing. I offered it free for 2 days (also needed help doing that too), and the promoting of the book itself and then the free days took more time than I wanted. (Not sure it helped all that much either.)

While all this was going on Christmas and New Years arrived at their usual times and I had to take some time off to celebrate, of course. Though, thank goodness, I don't celebrate with as much folderol as I used to.
(Meaning decorating, gift giving, baking, visiting, and parties.)

And doesn't it seem as though there are far more emails than ever, more lists to be on, more Facebook groups that are fun to visit? And I do have to look at Facebook ever so often because my grand kids put up some great photos of their kids. I also find out what's going on with my various family members this way.

I've hardly had time to read--one of my favorite past times. I've got a book to read in the bathroom and one on the dining room table and way too many on Kindle.

Right in the middle of all this, I went to a three-day board meeting for the Public Safety Writers Association in Ventura. Though fun, it's also a lot of work and really is three days, days I can't write. Evenings I did look at my email and Facebook and gave my new iPad a workout. (Have my Kindle books on their too.) I had a couple of short visits with my youngest daughter. Hubby spent most of his time with her and her family.

What about you? Have you got enough time to do all the things you need/want to do?

Marilyn aka F.M. Meredith


Earl Staggs said...

Marilyn, there's never enough time to do all I want to do. If someone comes up with a way to add more hours in a day, I'll be most grateful.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I'm sure this has nothing to do with our age--it is some diabolical plot.

Morgan Mandel said...

I tend to wake up around 4:30, but most of the time fall back asleep until 6 in the morning. Now, about evenings -- well, I do settle in on the couch. If a movie starts around 8, it's anyone's guess whether or not I'll see the ending. I like the ones that start at 6 or 7 at night.

Marilyn, you accomplish so much, it's no wonder you need some rest!

Morgan Mandel

Marilyn Levinson said...

I never have enough time in each day. I'll never read all the books scattered about my house and on my Kindle,
finish all the sweaters I plan to knit, or write all the books I want to write. In a way, it's better this way. Keeps me from being bored.