My Man and I are moving to a new apartment this upcoming week. You can imagine how challenging it is to tackle something as stressful as moving with a brain injury, so I’m stepping away from my social media for a little while to make sure I don’t spiral.
Most of my content will be queued media, though I will still check accounts (email, social media, etc.) daily to respond to messages. We also won’t have internet this upcoming weekend anyway, so it’ll DEFINITELY be queued stuff then.
But I’ll be back. I can never stay away for long. Moving is just the worst.
So, after seeing a movie in January, my first time in a theater since my concussion, I had a huge setback with my brain that is taking its sweet time to recover. I’ve made progress, but it seems my slow-and-steady approach to working on my books just isn’t appreciated. I had plans to get a lot of work done on The Queen before the end of the month, but I’ve had more bad days than good lately, and I’m still in a position where I have freelance work owed.
SO. I’m going to take a little social media hiatus. I spend a lot of time on my phone derping around on social media–which my head haaaaaaaaaaaates. I’ve had an ambitious writing schedule with The Queen lately, and I guess I’m just not giving myself time to recover. Boooo.
I’ll be stepping back from social media for the next two weeks. Almost all of my content will be queued, but I can still be reached through DMs and email! I’m also forcing myself to press pause for two weeks on The Queen, which is kiiiiiiilling me because it ruins my schedule once again. But hopefully I’ll be in a better place two weeks from now to consistently get work done.
My Man and I are also going to Canada’s capital for a few days next week, and I’m starting a little pet sitting gig, so maybe that’s enough on my plate anyway. Just wanted to give an update about why Imma be a little quiet for the next two weeks. Taking my time to recover a little with less brain work on my plate.
The next five days or so are a little chaotic for me. I’m moving to a new city, and packing and stressing and all that jazz is really hard on my concussed brain. So I’ve opted to disconnect tonight rather than forcing myself to keep up with social media while all this chaos is going on around me.
I’ll do a bit of tentative scheduling, but honestly being on the computer when I’m like this has been a bit tough. Lots of dizziness and insane headaches. Last night I went to bed with a horrible headache and woke up with the same headache hours later… It’s just not an ideal situation for my brain at the moment.
Plus we won’t have internet at our place until midway through next week. I will of course be checking my social media accounts until Sunday, so if you need to reach me, I’m still pretty accessible… Just trying to help my brain out. I still have about 500-1K of freelance work before we get into serious packing, sooooo… Guh.
A quick King update: a revised draft of The King has gone off to my editor! I’m aiming for a November 20th release, with ARCs going out in October. Keep your eyes peeled for updates. I’ll definitely be doing a blog tour and giving out plenty of free copies of The Fool leading up to the release.
Just wanted to make an ~*~*~*~*official~*~*~*~ post on my blog that I’ll be taking the next off from social media. A good planner would have gotten everything queued and ready to go by today, but here I am, as per usual, scrambling.
If you’ve been following me at all, you’ll know I’m concussed. I had a major setback recently that my aunt calls Overconfidence Syndrome. Basically I was so excited about being a functional person again that I personed too hard and set myself back a few weeks. Lots of vertigo and headaches. Computer time really sends me for a loop lately, so I figured it was best to just stay off social media, because it is 100% my biggest time-waster on the computer.
So, I’m going to queue all my stuff. I’ll be checking my accounts through my phone a few times a day in case someone needs anything (but srsly hiatus I promise), and then I’ll be back next week with my usual random, flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants tweeting.
I have a freelance project due this weekend, and then I owe it to myself to get The King finished ASAP because I’ve had to push its pub date AGAIN due to brain sadness.So, I’ll be around, steadily sending out author interview questions and trying not to get distracted when I do use the computer.