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Life is getting in the way of blogging

March 26, 2009 at 6:38 am

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Life is getting in the way of blogging.

Double the books at work. Decisions to be made about where to live (yes I’m sad to report that the penthouse may be the ex-penthouse soon). Trying to have some semblance of a social life other than on Facebook and Twitter.

And, then there’s the blog. My dear, dear blog.

In my current state of head spinning round and round it’s hard to grasp the right moments to devote to the subject of books and things beyond them. I’ve vowed to keep the personal somewhat impersonal here, but it’s hard when you’re feeling stressed.

Anyone else out there feeling it? (Silly question)  In my head I hear a stadium sized crowd roaring with me. Go ahead, let it out… and thanks for your commiseration. Each one of our individual miseries adores company. We know that.

So, how do we do it all? How do we fit all the pieces together in days that are zooming by like rockets? How does each author I represent  get their fair share?

You know how? It’s simple. One at a time. One foot in front of the other. The line is long, but 15 years in publishing plus a decade and some change  in the pr trenches arms me with just the right instincts and the appropriate tools. I’m a bad pr mammer jammer.

Have no fear.

Everyone will get their due. I will get my perfect dream abode and my real life time with other human beings in other-than-work mode will thrive.

Thrive. What a great, hopeful word, don’t you think?

There’s preparation for the BookExpo (BEA) in NY at May’s end. There’s Mary Jo Buttafuoco, Tom Wilson, Jane Velez-Mitchell and the fabulous Hannah Friedman. (Everything does suck sometimes, Hannah, doesn’t it? How did you figure that out at such a tender age?)

The books keep a coming and thankfully, they keep getting better. We’re gonna kick butt at HCI this late spring and even more so come the fall. 2010 should be ridiculous. (Isn’t it unbearable when mid-life women slang like adolescents? Just indulge me this once. I’m overtired)

Don’t think this overextended publicist is going to roll over. It’s show time in bookland and you’re going to hear from HCI.

We’re not just cooking up soup anymore. We’re way past the appetizer and doling out the meat and potatoes. Filet mignon and taters scalloped. Or, in my world, tofu and turnips. (Look out for Vegan Yum Yum)

After the crowd in my imagination, it’s my turn to make a might roar.

It’s a new moon. A time for new beginnings and wishes to be wished.

Be sure to make yours.

Good reading and good writing to you. And, God bless all the tired publicists out there. We know that rejection is just fuel for the fire that powers us forward.


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    Sometimes, life gets in the way of life, too. Thank goodness for penthouses, and nearly penthouses, and good friends who understand the need for a big hug and well-placed support.

    It’s so easy to just start off every day headlong and running, full-steam. So much to do, so little time. Until, one day, the running becomes less and less productive and finally, we notice. Then it’s time to chill, meditate, walk on the beach, respond to someone’s blog. 🙂

    I think we just get caught up in the doingness of it all, especially those of us who are doers. It’s so easy to forget to breathe! And we forget that in taking the time AWAY from the doingness, we can actually become a lot more productive. For some of us, that is a very hard lesson. To be sure, that is my earthly lesson! Sometimes I feel that if I stop, I will disappear into the ethers!

    Maybe that’s not so bad… as long as I come back more productive. 🙂

    If you can’t find me, leave me a voice mail. I just may be floating, but I’ll be back!

    Faye Levow

    Comment by Faye LevowMarch 27, 2009 @ 10:15 am

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