As you know, I am currently prepping for the 2014 ACFW Conference and let me tell you, it is a mad dash of insanity.
Not only do I have to edit my first novel, I am working hard to get as much of my second novel done at the same time.
Coffee consumption is a large part of how I am accomplishing all of this. I am extremely grateful that Pumpkin Spice creamer has made it’s debut for the season and that Sam’s Club has such a wonderful deal on it because I have already begun to dwindle the supply I stocked the fridge with last week.
Time for another trip to Sam’s I guess…
The most difficult thing for me is that I tend to be easily distracted by details when preparing for an important event.
I have been bogged down by the Business of preparing – ordering business cards, designing one-sheets, accumulating author photos and acquiring social media interest.
All of these things have distracted me for long periods of time from my writing. We all know how that goes. Writers can constantly be found lamenting the fact that they are easily distracted by social media and other small things that can take up a great deal of your day if you let it.
It is extremely easy to get caught up in the plethora of available designs on Vistaprint’s website and spend hours perusing the BONUS items that can be personalized to your original design.
It is exceedingly easy to get caught up in the many stock photo websites where you can find images to manipulate for your book cover image.
It is nearly impossible to walk away from your one-sheet design because every time you look over it again, you will find one more thing to edit.
And do I really need to go into all of the ways in which you can get lost in social media? No, I don’t because you know exactly what I’m talking about – you know how ridiculously easy it is to get lost in Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest. Even WordPress can take up a tremendous amount of time.
All of these things work together to distract from what really needs to be done to prepare for a Writer’s Conference.
So, with that in mind, I’m going to get back to it. I have at least 2,000 words to write today!
Have a GREAT weekend!
©Rachel L Miller 2014