I was in bed by 8:30 last night. No blogging, no reading, no shameless self-promotions, nothing.
I cried off and on all afternoon and evening - from pure exhaustion and frustration. The boys were normal little boys, and I couldn't take it. I barely ate dinner. I barely functioned properly.
I slept 11 hours last night. I needed it.
I get up early every morning to read and write and shamelessly self-promote. At night, after I fight the boys to go to bed and stay in bed, I read and write and shamelessly self-promote. During the days, my job gives me gray hair - and I work out nearly every day. None of that should inspire pity - it is what it is, and if I'm going to achieve the goals I've set for myself, this is what it takes.
But, I've been burning the candle at both ends, and last night, I collapsed into bed and slept.
To make matters worse, I gave blood yesterday and disregarded all the advice I was given - I lifted heavy objects (a 36 pound 3 year old) and I didn't eat a good dinner. And I didn't drink extra fluids. So, last night's misery was all my own fault.
But today is a new day, and I'm rested and almost relaxed...AND I've got an announcement:
For this weekend, my book is FREE on Amazon! I would love for you to download it, read it, and then review it. Click here to get it!!
I'm working on the next one - slowly but surely. I'm committed to making this dream come true. My dream is to write and earn a living from it. These are the baby-steps on that path.
And, if I haven't mentioned it lately, I appreciate each and every one of you that have supported me through this - from comments and likes to retweets and reviews. Several of you have purchased The Visitor, and it overwhelms me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!