To top that all off, my dad has been in and out of hospitals lately. He is fine, but drained, as am I (and my mom!).
I am generally a pretty energetic person, but this past week I've been a little tapped out, which is why I think I maybe need to cool down. My response the past few days when people ask me how I am has consistently been "stressed" or "tired," and I've been thinking about what I want to do to fix that. The thought that kept popping in my head is maybe I should take a week off.
That would put a real wrench in the gears of my agenting machine, though, and I don't know if that's something I want to risk. I made a little spreadsheet the other day, and not counting the IP projects my authors sampled for, I have six different projects with extreme editorial interest/possible offers sitting on fences right now. I don't think I've ever had this many projects with interest at once, which is awesome!!
I was planning on taking vacation in August, which is when John's mom has rented a cottage on the shore, but maybe I should just take my vacation now and spend it at home with the 'rents. Orrrr...be totally crazy and take two week-long vacations???
If I'm honest with myself, though, I know that this is all a wasted inner debate, because, at most, I will possibly give myself a week off from reading and sending out new projects, but nothing else. There is just too much to do!
Red Bull it is, then...