It’s been a long while since I’ve posted on this blog. Many distractions, visits, holidays, responsibilities…all these contributed to my blog silence. I juggle many balls in my daily life, and sometime before Christmas (well, shortly after my last blog post in November) I reached a point where I felt saturated with computer use. I decided to minimize my time at the keyboard for a while and give myself some Breathing Space. (Gee, doesn’t that sound like a catchy book title?)
But now I’m back, and on track to blog weekly at the very least.
The life of a published author involves so much more than simply writing books. (Although I use the term ‘simply,’ the task of writing a novel is anything but simple!) Once the book is completed and published, we need to promote it and get the word out. In this time of technology, the tools of social media are what we use. I’m on a learning curve–I think I pretty much have Facebook down pat, but what about Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn? (Anything else I should know about?) Trying to utilize those are on my to-do list for the next few weeks.
Something I’ve recently added into my schedule is a part-time job. I’ve come out of retirement as a piano teacher and am now on staff at the Bermuda School of Music. I didn’t realize how much I missed bringing the joy of piano playing to young people until I started doing it again. So now I have another ball to juggle. But I do it out of love for music.
To me, being busy makes for a challenging and stimulating life. So I juggle the author ball, the teacher ball, the mom and oma ball, the wife ball, the woman ball, the friend ball…Life is all about juggling and balance, isn’t it?
Stay tuned–I promise to blog again soon!