04 June 2014

Stress Postponed

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I have plenty to be insecure about right now, but I'm not really thinking about it. I'm putting it off until next week because tomorrow I'm getting on a plane to Las Vegas with my fianc√©. I'm planning on five days of relaxation and fun, and if I'm lucky, maybe I'll win some money, although I'm certainly not going to try anything but slot machines. Mostly I just want to eat, drink, and lounge by the pool. 

Of course, when we come back next Tuesday, I'm sure reality is going to slap me in the face. Last night was my last shift at my job. It was a weird feeling, because I know I'm going to miss a lot of the people there, but I will not miss actually working there. Not one little bit. I'm sure it's going to be a little bit scary not having a source of income anymore, and to watch my savings go down as I pay my bills. But I'm hoping it will all be worth it in the end. 

I'm also a bit stressed out about my book. Sometimes I'll think, hey I'm almost done! Then I'll think the exact opposite--that there's so much work still to do. Ok, yes, there is a lot of work to do. But I'm not going to do another rewrite, just a lot of editing. I'll also have a lot of time to work on it. I'm thinking I'll work on my book at least three hours every day, as well as looking for freelance work, publishing jobs, and agents to eventually send queries to. My whole focus is going to be on building my writing career. 

So yeah, there's a lot to be stressed about. But I'll worry about that next week. Right now, my bags are packed, my Kindle is charged, all my high heels are shoved into my suitcase. And I've got my second draft and a red pen for the plane ride. :)


17 comments:

  1. It's good that your not thinking about your stress and insecurities. That's a good way to stay sane. ;)

    I had the same problem with the first in my (unpublished) series. I would finish revising it and then a few months would go by and I would suddenly not like it anymore. This went on for years, for countless revisions. Finally I realized what was bugging me about it and I was able to fix it. Now it's exactly how I want it. Your book will become exactly what you want eventually. Have faith and don't give up! :)

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  2. Amen, sister!! Enjoy your vacation!!! And you never know, you might that your worries are not quite a worrisome when you come back well-rested :)

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  3. Your break sounds perfect. Do some eating, drinking and lounging for me, please.

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  4. Put it out of your mind for five days and just enjoy Vegas!

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  5. Mmmmm---Vegas! It's been a few years since I've been there. Passed through it last year but did not stop. I think I'm about due for another Vegas trip. Probably not this year though.

    Have fun and I hope you win lots of money.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  6. Oh wow! Have a great time in Vegas. I want to go. I need a vacation.

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  7. How fun! I spent my honeymoon in Vegas. Ride a roller coaster for me.

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  8. Enjoy your vacation! Sometimes you need that time to not think about anything else. :)

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  9. Have a good time! And all the best in your new writing-centred career. Sometimes we have to make a big leap to push for what we want.

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  10. Stressed or not, sounds like you have it completely under control. Good luck with the one-armed bandit. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  11. Hope you had a great time. I'm in drastic need of a vacation but I'd probably write the whole time.

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  12. Hi Sarah! I found your blog on Chrys Fey's website since she nominated both you and me for the Liebster Award.
    Change can be scary.. especially when we don't have a clue how it will turn out. I think you have the right attitude and you are pursuing a dream which is NEVER a bad thing.
    Have a great time in Vegas! And good luck with your edits on the plane ride there and back=)

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  13. sweet! so many changes! hope you had a blast in vegas! and here's to bright writing days ahead!

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  14. Do enjoy your vacation. Transitioning or leaving a job is always a paradigm shift, but whatever you're doing from here on out, I'm sure it's for the best. Happy writing! :)

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  15. Kudos to you for being able to hang up your stress coat and step away. I hope you had/have an amazing time and that you're properly de-stressed to face the crazy of day to day again.

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  16. Stress is every author's middle name. Trust me.

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