Welcome to today’s Insecure Writers’ Support Group post. Today I bemoan having too many books on the go, both reading and writing. Don’t forget to visit the other #IWSG participants and our wonderful hosts. Welcome to March as well.
Not that this has anything to do with my IWSG topic: too many books getting me stressed again … a twist on Too many cooks spoil the broth, of course.
I think I’m suffering from trying to do things with too many books at once
I’m trying to edit three books; well, I’m working on a rewrite of one, an editor’s commented one of Willoughby the Narrator, now listed for April 27th launch; and Princelings 8 is waiting for me.
My first rewrite of The Perihelix made me relax, then I thought, no, it’s not there yet. I made some more amendments and sent them to my best beta-reading buddy, and then had another idea….
I keep having ideas to go into Princelings book 9 or 10. I’m anxious to get on with these, since the events in the world are overtaking the madness I thought I was inventing in the books. If I don’t move soon, what I thought was over-the-top will be the norm in this mad world.
But I also have too many books on my currently-reading list, with reviews scheduled for the near future. Near as in this week, next week, April… I know some people read a book a day, but I can’t do that. Books I enjoy can take two days, but Sanctus, my bookclub’s February read, had too many short chapters, darting from one of the many protagonists to another. It was far too easy to put down. I haven’t finished it, and the bookclub meeting was on Monday! Instead of reading it I picked up Lockwood & Co #2 which I got from the library, because I have book 4 from Net-Galley. At least that went more quickly.
Net-Galley is my downfall. I’ve picked far too many books to read and review to tie in with their imminent publication. I got a shock because I hadn’t started the one I’m reviewing on Saturday, but I had a power cut which kept me off the computer and glued to my kindle. That’s cleared three up!
A to Z Challenge action
I’m also starting to put together my April A to Z posts. But this year I’m only doing AtoZ as I would blog normally, so it shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve had to add, or bring forward, three books scheduled for autumn, to get my letters right for the five Saturday book reviews.
Too many books, and I’m in a froth.
As in the kitchen, I must take a deep breath and do one thing at a time, step by step, following the recipe.
I must make a plan, and stick to it.
How are you doing this March?