Monday, May 18, 2015

Vacation Dilemma

I frequently talk about how busy I am, but this is the first time in a long time that I feel like I may be working a bit too hard.  I've been doing my best to read things quickly, have found several fantastic new authors (yay!), been sending out submissions like a mad man, and also have been crazy trying to help Emily plan for RWA and to get myself ready for BEA.  

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...