Thursday Thoughts – Universal Priorties

universePriorties. I need them. I feel like that proverbial chicken flopping around with no head. Sometimes I get impulsive and say yes to things that I should have considered more calmly as it related to the whole scheme of things. Deadlines. Distractions. AADD*. This message from the Universe popped up in my inbox yesterday. Perfect timing?

Actually, Silver, when you think about it, everything boils down to priorities. Everything.

And that’s a lot.

The Universe
© ®

And too often, Silver, it’s the priority of “being right,” that wins out over all the others.

I don’t care about being right. I care about the promises I made to readers and editors. I have a new release out, part of a box set that includes NIGHT SHIFT (Nightriders MC #1) and the previously unpublished REMEMBER THE NIGHT, a Nightriders MC novella. I have NIGHT MOVES (Nightriders MC #2) almost ready to upload but no time to properly market it. 😦 Still, I’ll get that done before my projected June 1st release date. I have a hard deadline of June 14th for the next Red Dirt manuscript. I’m about 13K words into. I need 2K words a day to stay on track. I have a book signing on Saturday that will take me away from the computer all day so I need to add those words in to another day(s). Did I mention I need to advertise and market? And family obligations. Wheeee!

Yeah, feeling a little overwhelmed. So…this message? Yeah, I made decisions that just added to the stress but once I get my priorities straight, everything will be all right, which is better than “being right.” Right?

*Author Attention Distracted Disorder


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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3 Responses to Thursday Thoughts – Universal Priorties

  1. Repeat after me – “NO”. If anyone asks you to do anything else right now… NO. Hey, Silver, can you read this for me? NO. Hey, Silver, can you edit this for me? NO. Hey, Silver, want a spot in our anthology? NO (Okay, that’s a ‘yes, but I do not have time right now’, but you get the point.) I do not want you to burn up into an extra-crispy writer.

    I wish there was a way I could do the marketing for you. I mean other than shouting in my own space about your awesome books. :hugs:

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