THE BALANCED LIFE – NO. 2

balanced rocks    My self imposed mandated life is already out of balance.  I took on too much again.  But, if I didn’t I wouldn’t be me.  I love constantly being involved in things, and then I get overwhelmed.

First on my list of great things to do are two new books.  And I can’t wait! They are both at the publisher and being prepared for release sometime this year.  That means that they are going through the edit process and one of them is with the artist for illustrations. Check out Zachary Brunner at http://cargocollective.com/zbrunner.

I signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press http://wildrosepublishing.com to publish “Secrets of Sandhill Island” – a great mainstream thriller novel about a woman who lives as a hermit on an island off the coast of Texas.  I can’t wait for its release, and I sat down last night going over potential covers.  How fun is that?

The second book is being published by Airship 27 http://robmdavis.com/Airship27Hangar/index.airshipHangar.html and is called “The Apocalypse Sucks.”  It is a dark dystopian comedy set in the future.  A virus has wiped out most of humanity and mutations have taken place.  Scary, huh?  Not really, I mean if you can’t make fun of the apocalypse, what can you make fun of?

My local writing club is hosting a workshop on March 1st in Enid called “The Story” and I have jobs to do for that seminar. Check out our website for more information, http://enidwriters.com/  We are six weeks away, so the pressure is on.

I have entries due for the OWFI contest and I am polishing them with help from my writers’ club.

And then there is the day time job.

So, what to do? What to do?  I had to get organized and at the same time cut myself some slack. First I decided that the critique group scheduled to meet at my home would be moved to a local coffee house.  That way I didn’t have to clean off the bar and make snacks. No, I’m not lazy, I’m overwhelmed!

Second I called a good friend and asked her if she would make reservations for our hotel room for the convention.  I had earlier said I would do it. And of course she graciously agreed. (Thank you Bobbie!)

Organization and a change of venue seemed to be the way to go for me to get back in balance.  I have a lot of balls in the air.  But as I said, that is how I like it.  Am I balanced?  Hard to tell, but I love what I am doing and that in its self is a type of balance.  Finding the exact recipe for loving what you do and at the same time doing what you have to do is my quest this year.  What is yours?

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About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, three-time published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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5 Responses to THE BALANCED LIFE – NO. 2

  1. luciesmoker says:

    Peggy, you are amazing to find balance anywhere in that chaos–and congratulations on the new book!

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  2. Thanks Lucie. I have a lot of good friends to help me balance things out!

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  3. Life is just busy, huh? You handle it all beautifully, though. 🙂 Congrats on your new books! Can’t wait to read them. 🙂

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  4. Wow – you DO have a lot going on Peggy – and it sounds like GOOD stuff! I’m with you – I can’t imagine too many things more fun than picking out a book cover – congrats!!

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  5. Thanks guys, it is so exciting!

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