Friday, October 07, 2005

If you're a frequent visitor to my blog, you've probably noticed that I'm becoming a little scarce. And you can probably guess why. Yeah, things are hectic right now. But it's a good kind of hectic. From what I can see, things are going to be busy like this at least for the remainder of the year. Within the last couple of days, I came to this realization, and made it a point to calm myself and just do the best that I can. I create my daily to-do list and get through as much as I can. If I don't get to something, I'm not going to stress out, or die, I decided. :-) I've come to terms with the fact that I may not hit everything 100% and everything doesn't have to be perfect. Each morning, I look in the mirror and tell myself that the most important thing is that "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it...people like me." LOL

I spent the last few days trying to get everything prepared for my upcoming signing this weekend and putting out a major fire associated with it. The unexpected. Good thing is, my publisher step in and got some things squared away for me. I'm still working on trying to get edits done and I'll admit that I haven't had any of those 10 hour days because there just aren't enough hours in the day. This time around, promotion and preparation is a must if I want to avoid having signings where zero people show up. The editing is coming along a little slower than I'd like, but it's getting done. At worst, I'd probably have to ask for a few more days. But we'll see if it comes to that.

And, believe it or not, I'm making time for mysellf so I won't stress myself out. I made it a point to get back in the gym this week. I had gone from working out 4 - 5 days a week to not at all. It's been about 2 months and I was starting to feel the effects. It's strange because I was getting more tired. My energy was zapped. It's funny how that works. The less active you are or the more rest you get, the more tired you are. So, I've got to get myself back in the gym so I can tire myself out so I can have more energy. LOL Sounds backwards, but that's the way it goes.

Okay, gotta get to working. So much to do that it'd take me forever to list it here. The first local signing is tomorrow and I gotta make sure everything's squared away for that. :-)


ByeBye Sat Oct 08, 11:29:00 AM EDT  

Congratulations on your book!!!
Guess what???
I got a copy of it YEPPIE!!!

I can't read it and share my thoughts with you. Your site as well as other writers is soooooo inspiring, never stop blogging!

TJBrown Sat Oct 08, 11:38:00 AM EDT  

You are doing fine, girl, just keep chugging away. And try to enjoy the chugging:)

princessdominique Sat Oct 08, 11:30:00 PM EDT  

Hang in there Cherlyn. Once you get teh kinks worked out it'll get easier.

Marcus Harris Sun Oct 09, 06:19:00 AM EDT  

I know exactly what you mean about not working out translating into less energy. It does seem backwards, but, back when I was running three miles a day, I could go all day AND night! Now, I can barely make it to 10 PM . . . guess I need to get back into the gym too, huh?

Glad to hear that you're keeping busy in a good way. Have a great time at the signing! (By the way, how 'bout swingin' over here to Durham, NC, and doing an exclusive signing for me and the Princess . . .?)

Cherlyn Michaels Sun Oct 09, 11:26:00 AM EDT  

Hey Envitable,
Thanks for the congrats. AND THANKS for picking up a copy. I look forward to you dropping me a line after you get a chance to read it! THANKS SO MUCH!

Hey TJ and Dom,
I'm hanging in there! :-)

Hey Twin,
Yeah. Isn't it crazy?! LOL Yeah, sounds like you need to get back in the gym so you can get some more energy too. And hey, coming to NC for a signing sounds good. It's warmer there in the winter, right? I'm always good for a warmer spot. I'll be in touch.