While I could produce a list of all things publishing related such as plotting, editing, publishers, royalties, and the list could go on... This about MY everyday pitfalls.
I like to think of myself as efficient, managing time well to get done what I need done. And for the most part I do accomplish my tasks as needed, when needed and on the timetable I schedule. However, I HAVE stumbling blocks.
|Room in my house.|
Then there is yard work. If I want a pretty yard, it’s all up to me. And I have a big yard. I have to mow it, weed it, (maybe not weed it as much as I should) and plant it...that includes a veggie garden, of which brings another chore of canning what I can’t devour in a short amount of time.
|A tiny portion of my 5 acre yard and barn.|
I’m also a big television watcher. I have one (or two) in
about every room in my house. The programming I’ll sit through may be bad, mediocre,
good, or excellent. Everyone has their own opinion on what makes something
worth watching. So, I’m for forming my own decision on what's good and what's
not. Unfortunately, it’s a big distraction. I can’t very well watch the
television and my computer monitor at the same time. Though I try.
|2 of my 8 tvs|
|Cookies at my computer.|
Finally, my greatest pitfall is food. I love to cook. I love to eat. Therefore, I struggle with weight gain. My life has always been endless yo-yo dieting. But the worst struggle comes from sitting all day in front of my computer. I have a tendency to eat junk food. I nibble M&M’s, potato chips, peanut butter and bananas, cookies while reading what I’ve written. It’s a mindless act that many think they have a remedy for, but anyone that struggles with their weight, knows, this is can’t be fixed by anyone other than me. So here I am, thinking every other minute of the day, should I get up and do some walking, only to find I’ve walked myself to the kitchen.