This week has flashed by. Today at noon, I leave for the Oklahoma Writers Conference, which means I’ve cut the work week by two days. Not the work load, just the amount of time to get ‘er done.
Seven blogs, a newspaper column, Paw Nation article, two Ask Amy videos, a TV segment and . . . oh yeah, a meeting with my co-author for some revisions on our play. And a SUPER-SECRET-HUSH-HUSH-PUPPY PROJECT that launches tomorrow evening (shhhh, it’s puppy-licious!). In between it’s twittering, FB-ing, reading emails, and answering list members, friends and colleagues.
I’m panting–just like the Magical-Dawg after a Frisbee marathon!
Family and friends sometimes suggest I should take some time off. Relax. Stop and smell the roses. And those who read this blog know that there are plenty of roses available to sniff. The thing is, there just aren’t enough hours and I have soooooooooo many more projects I want to do. And time is not infinite, at least not for humans–or our pets.
My colleague Jean Fogle died this week. She was my age. She loved life, loved dogs, and was a brilliant writer and even more brilliant photographer. She left behind a husband and two sons, a loving family and countless colleagues and friends who openly admired her courage, joy, and spirit. She wasn’t given enough time. Jean will be missed.
Go hug your dogs, your cats, your kids and loved ones for me. Plenty of time for me to take a break–later. I’ve got too much writer-icity left in me, so the break will come much, much later. Clock’s ticking . . . .
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