Stretched Too Thin – All about historical fiction

I are usually impulsive and optimistic, and to imagine I can accomplish what I got down to do. These traits can result in intervals of frantic exercise and sleepless nights.

Living proof: In the mean time I’ve two novels underway, a plan to publish The Admiral’s Spouse on the finish of April, a rebuild and rebranding of my creator web site and this weblog, plus the necessity to transfer my aged mom from her present seniors residence to a unique one. What was I considering?

Just a few days in the past, I mentioned to myself, “Self, it is best to retire and play extra golf as an alternative of driving your self and your husband loopy.”

Within the good outdated days once I had a enterprise profession and workers reporting to me, I dealt with such pressures by delegating. Many arms make mild work, my mom would say. With an excellent plan and a keen workforce, we frequently achieved wonders and I used to be often called a wonderful boss to work for (permit me just a bit second to brag!)

As I’ve talked about in different posts, I’m a planner. Yearly for the final fifteen or extra, I’ve created a private plan that entails trying again on the earlier 12 months’s accomplishments and considering forward to the following. The plan encompasses a number of dimensions:

Private plan .. for illustration functions

For sure, with all of the writing-related duties underway, the opposite dimensions of my life aren’t getting sufficient consideration! I positively must regroup and remind myself what’s vital “on this one wild and valuable life”.

It’s time to delegate!


M.Ok. Tod writes historic fiction. Her newest novel, PARIS IN RUINS, is accessible for pre-order on Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Kobo, and Barnes&Noble. An earlier novel, TIME AND REGRET was revealed by Lake Union. Mary’s different novels, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED can be found from AmazonNookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She could be contacted on FbTwitter and Goodreads or on her web site

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