How do people do it?

I’ll just say it: I’m tired.

I have a job. I mean, a regular, pack my lunch, get in the car and drive to work kind of job. When the day’s over, I’m beat. I didn’t used to be that way, but I didn’t used to have this many revolutions around the sun under my belt.

I’ve got ideas. Book ideas. Illustration ideas. Painting ideas. Stuffed animal ideas. Resin figurine ideas. I just don’t have the time or the energy to get all these ideas out there.

I’m totally slacking.

I’ve been spending tons and tons of time writing my novel, and I haven’t spent enough time finishing my mailing list, and my postcard mailing is months behind. I have a long list of promo stuff I need to be doing with my Twisted book, but the list is collecting dust in the pile of all the other things I’ve started lists for.

My office space is a mess. I haven’t cleaned in forever because, well, I’ve been writing a novel which, apparently, consumes a vast majority of one’s life.

I’ve started a list of things I absolutely have to get working on tomorrow. Unfortunately, none of them involve creating anything. My mom used to write to-do lists for herself all the time. She died with a list sitting on her kitchen table.

I have a feeling I’ll never get finished either.

Thanks for listening.