Writing and Book Marketing Woes - Life Happens

I checked my blog today and there was NO post. I thought I preposted one, but apparently I didn't.

This is part of the writing and book marketing woes. Too much to do and too little time.

One way to alleviate this problem is to have a weekly plan (which I do) and to keep a daily to-do list (which I also do).

So, what's the problem? How did I forget to prepost for today?

The answer is LIFE.

There's a joke or you might call it an adage that says:

"How do you make God laugh?"
"Tell Him your plans!"

I moved a couple of months ago. My sister-in-law had a massive stroke last week . And, my sister is staying with me for a week of so. My plans kind of went out the window.

Life happens and we have to deal with it.

While it's essential to have plans laid out that lead to productive weeks and days, life can knock you offtrack. When this happens, it's important not to beat yourself down or be too upset about it. When you can, simply get back on track.

So, my advice for today is have a writing and marketing plan in place, but know there will be times when life happens and you'll be thrown off course. When that happens, learn to be content with and thankful for what you are able to accomplish.

Have a great weekend,


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Unknown said...

I do hope your sister makes a good and speedy recovery. In view of that unexpected truckload of woe, I'm only amazed that you still marked the blog spot with a comment! Congratulate yourself on your amazing energy. I hope this holiday season brings you and your family enough joy and peace to outweigh life's nastier surprises.

Karen Cioffi said...

Hi, Maggie, Amazingly my sister-in-law is doing well, considering. My sister is with me because she and her daughter bought and house together, which is being worked on. Her husband left her the day of their recent move, after 44 years of marriage. Just crazy.

I truly thank God for being able to do what I do.

I wish you and your family an healthy and happy holiday season and New Year!

Thank you so much for stopping by!