You know, life these days is pretty crazy. We're all running, running, running, trying to keep up with this and that and the other thing, with kids' activities and our own, with our complicated lives, jobs, church commitments, you name it.
Rarely do I have a season lately that I don't deem "crazy." But October is always the worst for me. And this year, for some reason I thought it would be fun to schedule a ton of fall releases for WhiteFire, LOL, so I have a bunch of editing on top of it (I've been prepping five different books). I've got Octoberfest (last weekend), family reunion (this weekend), my daughter's birthday, an extra night of ballet starts next week for Nutcracker rehearsal--and this year, her physical therapy twice a week on top of it, not to mention that whole moving thing that still isn't finished.
Yeah. Wee bit crazy around here. I've been getting up at 5:30 every day, scheduling every minute of my day, and falling into bed exhausted every night. And I still don't feel exactly on top of things. But the schedule helps. A block of time for writing. Then blogging. A block for exercising, showering, eating, and reading my Bible. School. Running out and about. More school. Editing. Picking up the house, cooking, evening activities. Somewhere in there I'm trying to squeeze in a research book. And laundry, LOL.
I know, though, that I'm not the only one with one of those crazy-beyond-comprehension months--October just happens to be mine.
What time of year are you busiest? Christmas? Summer? Some random month like mine? What are your tricks for keeping your head above water?