Skip to main content

Tell the Truth Tuesday - On Being Fried....

So, it's been a week since I last posted. OOPS! That was not my intent. I was actually thinking I would post every day this week. Not only that, but I would get myself back on track to regular posts.

Not so much.

In truth, since this is a "tell the truth" Tuesday post, I am FRIED. Not a little fried, either - majorly fried. And in every aspect of my life.

Part of this has to do with my release schedule at the end of nearly killed me.

But, really, that isn't the reason. The writing is a good thing for me - a healthy thing. It rejuvenates even when I am swamped.

No, the reason is my real life. The day job took more from me than I had planned when I accepted it. And my home life has just been busy (trust me, raising teenage daughters is NOT for the faint of heart). No matter how you slice it, I am fried.

And a funny little thing happens when I am fried - the feeling bleeds into all aspects of my life. I start doubting my abilities in writing and at work. I start eating junk, piling on weight, not engaging in the healthy things that keep me sane.

And yes, that has been my life for the past 6 - 9 mos.

But, not any more. Nope. There is a happy ending to this tale of being fried.

Spring Break is around the corner. I have again been writing, finishing up a couple of projects under deadline. I am back to my daily meditations, and back to reading books that serve to heal. I am making my surroundings a haven once more, enjoying the beautiful Spring weather and working on my attitude.

I am coming back to life.

Hopefully this will mean blogging more, writing more, and enjoying things once again.

I am not surprised at the momentary burn-out. Everyone goes through this sooner or later, especially artists - people with a level of intensity and passion that they continuously give more of themselves then they should, allowing their personal reserves to get too low. I am just glad I eventually recognized it all...

Have you gone through burnout?


  1. Hope the Spring Break and everything else you're doing helps. I've always worked full-time and my daughter keeps me busy with swimming. So I can totally relate to the burned out feeling and not taking care of myself. Like you, I always come back to my writing, reading and healthy habits and feel better for it. Looking forward to Spring Break next week too. I have a 4 day weekend and don't have to get up so early next week because there's no school. Can't wait.


Post a Comment

Thanks for your input!

Popular posts from this blog

It's Release Day!

Wow! This post was a long time coming. My 6th novel (and 17th book), OUTBREAK, book #2 in the Solomon Experiments, is officially out day.

This is a special release for me. I had struggled to find my fiction mojo after my last book. Related to what was going on in my personal life and some residual feelings about my mother's death, it took me nearly 2 years to reconnect with my inner artist. The struggle was worth it, though, as I figured out some things about myself as an artist that I needed.

Now, I hope all of you will enjoy the book as much as I've enjoyed writing it.

OUTBREAK is the continuing story of Dakota, an 18 year old girl wrestling with her new awareness of abilities that make her the target of a black ops group. Here is a little more about the story:

Dakota never thought she’d crave her old life in Boresville. Not until the Creator’s assassins came and took everything, everyone, she cared about—all except for David. He’s the only thing she has left, and he wants he…

Collide and Transcend in Audio Format

Wow - it has too long since my last post! A lot has happened over the past few months. First, I've decided to re-launch my entire backlist. What does this mean? New covers, new interiors, and, in some cases, new and expanded stories. It also means releasing the books in audiobook format. Audiobooks are something I've wanted to do for a while. And now it is finally happening.

In December, I released the audiobook formats of Transcend and Collide - each with new covers and new interiors in the digital and print versions. I plan on revealing the new covers for the rest of the Solomon Experiment series (the sequels to Collide) later this month, with the actual books coming in late Feb and March/April.

In Spring, I will begin the re-launch of the Requiem series, including significantly expanded stories for books 2 and 3, new covers, new titles and audiobook formats.

I don't plan on only re-releasing books in 2016. In addition to the two new books in the Solomon Experiments, I ha…

Crossroads Tour Day #5

Welcome to Day #5 of the Crossroads Tour. I hope you are having as much fun as I am! Not sure what this is? Read the post on day #1.Did you remember to enter the giveaway for the Amazon gift card? CLICK HERE to enter.

As I mentioned, I am giving away one ebook of COLLIDE during the tour. Just stop by each day, Monday through Saturday, and answer the daily question. I will randomly draw a name every evening. Easy, right?!?

For today's entry, check out my Q&A at LITTLE LIBRARY MUSE and answer this question:

Who am I trapped in an elevator with?

Leave your answers in the comments. I will draw a random winner at 10pm PST on Saturday. Good luck!