I’m in what you call “the thick of it” now. Last week I was in Baltimore for a three day school visit. Then I came home to finish/turn in my new novel. This weekend I’m in DC, and next week I have to finish/revise my new picture book. Next weekend I’m in Mississippi…
And so it will go until December 6, when I return in the morning from St Louis, to spend my evening at the Atlanta Press Club Holiday Party. After that I plan to fall over in a heap.
But I will add that I have a mantra for each trip: “come home rested.” I’ve returned to my most important early-baby-having-lesson (sleep when you can). Because all of my trips are weekends, and because I have to wake up at home each Monday, with two little monkeys jumping around me, this is critical, that I NOT come home from each weekend tired.
So I am trying my best to do just that. To spend the non-work time in each city reading, sleeping, eating healthy food, going for walks, attempting to stay sane.
Wish me luck!