If there's one thing that I have learned in my short career as a writer is that it is EXTREMELY easy to get overextended. Marketing, rough drafts, editing, formatting, publishing, interviews, book reviews, blog posts and so on. I could literally spend 24 hours a day trying to get everything done and it still wouldn't be enough. So at what point do you say enough is enough?
I read an article not long ago by a blogger/author Joe Konrath that spoke of putting immense importance on getting your books on a much shelf space as you can. Until then, don't sweat the promoting. Just write.
I like his theory. Of course he's got YEARS on me and about 40 novels as well...so he has the time to blog. Me? Right now I should be writing on my book, or answering my overflowing in-box, or posting interviews, or doing book reviews...but instead I sit here, rambling because my mind is burnt out!
I've been working hot and heavy on my upcoming book, Immortal Rose, and it's coming along so well...if I only had more hours in the day! But...I can't write, market, blog, etc all the time. My brain needs a break at times.
So, I'm going to shut down my lap top and turn on the Cardinals game and cheer them on to a victory. Go Cards! (I'm not actually a baseball fan but since I live near them...)
What do you do to relax when you're overextended?