That’s my answer to the question, “How do you do it?” I assume people mean, how do you manage to juggle your family and writing and all that? I repeat–I don’t. Today was a good example.
MGH due at noon today. Stayed up until 2 a.m. Stumbled out of bed at 7:00. Changed Nina, got everybody’s breakfast, remembered Livi had homework, packed her lunch, stumbled around some more. Tried to catch up on my Bible study. Gabe had a meeting–left at 8:30. Livi got on the bus. Ava was exceptionally needy. Nina watched Dora and WonderPets on Gabe’s computer while I worked. Told Ava 13 times that I couldn’t play a game with her… She wrote on the carpet with a blue crayon–big ol’ streak.. Cream carpet. Blue crayon. She’s five. Talk about a plea for attention.
Anyway. Turned in project at 12:50. House has been tornadoed. Company at 5:00. Need a shower. Need Starbucks. Need to run to the grocery store. Want to address mailers for people’s books (later). Need to love on my babies the rest of the week.
Superwoman I am not.
Thank you sooo much for your kind words about the book. I love that so many of you cried when you read it. It’s awfully affirming to know that I was able to connect with you emotionally through written words. It doesn’t always work out that way–and I’m thrilled when it does. Don’t worry–I don’t have a big head about it since my readership (especially for this book–new moms) isn’t known for their emotional stability. 🙂 No offense, girls. I’m counting myself in with you. Become a mom, and the walls crumble. Weep, weep, sniff, sniff.
Some of you asked when you could order it. RIGHT NOW. RIGHT HERE. I’m not sure when the books are arriving. Could be as early as today. Definitely by Friday. It’s going to take me awhile to get all the free books sorted, signed, mailers addressed, etc. Plus the orders coming in. Thanks in advance for your patience. Y’all are so patient. (ahem)
That reminds me. If you filled out a survey for a free book and YOUR ADDRESS HAS CHANGED since then, could you PLEASE message me? I really don’t want a bunch of books returned to me–could get costly. I plan to e-mail people whom I don’t know personally just to check. You can beat me to it with a message.
And I think that’ll do her for now. Read to Neenie, put her to bed, shower, and all that. Have a Super Tuesday! (of a non-political variety)