There are many things I love about having a three-book deal, not the least of which is that I get to say, "Hey, I have a three-book deal!"
But there are aspects of it that make me dizzier than a blonde on a roller coaster with a head injury and a bottle of tequila.
Take this week, for example. I spent Monday editing the third book in my contract, working to incorporate ideas my agent and I brainstormed together.
On Tuesday she called with the thrilling news that the first book in my contract will be sold at Walmarts around the country. Much merrymaking ensued, and continued through Wednesday.
This morning (still a little dizzy from the merrymaking) I got a 6 a.m. call from my agent that my editor would be calling in 30 minutes to discuss some major revisions on my second contracted book. I listened and nodded and got up and brushed my teeth and then listened and nodded and took notes until I thought my hand might fall off.
Now I'm sitting here trying to remember if I'm supposed to be editing the third book or squealing about the first or fretting over the changes to the second.
And then I remember I'm not supposed to be doing any of those things because I still need to get a blog post written this morning (the merrymaking having thrown last night's schedule into a tailspin, you see).
I'm not complaining about any of this. I wake up every morning eternally grateful for this book deal and for my amazing agent and fabulous editor who would both maim puppies if they thought it would make my books more successful.
Fortunately, puppy maiming won't be involved in any of what I have to do these next few weeks.
But I'm still a little dizzy.
And I welcome any tips you might have for dealing with the yo-yo effects of lurching between projects like a drunk sailor. How do you keep your sanity when you multitask? Please share!
I'll just be over here duct taping my head to the desk to stop the spinning.