Phil: Apparently, there are people right at this moment who are effortlessly gliding between a morning Joe Wix workout, putting in a days work, knocking up some banana bread and rounding their evening off with some sort of quiz via Zoom. In a few moments downtime, they are learning Italian and to play the accordion.
Either that, or they are lying through their social media teeth.
We were supposed to be re-launching our first book tomorrow. The text has been proofed to death and a new cover is being designed. But that’s as far as we’ve got.
The new cover idea is coming together but slower than we’d like because our designer is juggling her life, and we are juggling ours so comments haven’t been fired back yet.
I’m supposed to be adding an interview with us to the text and to date, have amassed exactly two questions.
Oh, and the social media guru we’re talking too, well we’ve not replied yet.
I don’t get this. I thought removing any chance of going and doing interesting things would free up time but it just seems to be worse. Nolan and I have talked (via social distancing video systems) twice. I’m busy, she’s busy. I don’t have a small person to entertain or home-made manicures to perform, but I do keep getting tied up in other projects. Admittedly, one of those helped raise over seven grand for the NHS charities last weekend, so it’s not all bad, but still – time!
Neither of us is a key worker either, and so my lack of usefulness makes me feel even more guilty and useless. I don’t care if Grammarly tells me that I’m more productive than 90% of users right now, it doesn’t feel that way.
One day though, we’ll be through this and one day we’ll get this book out. Then on to book 3!
Maybe it’s enough just to have a dream in these dark days. I hope so.