So Little Time, So Much To Do

The last week or so seems to have been ridiculously busy. All my own fault, of course. I’ve become exceptionally good at realising I’m doing rather a lot…and then starting a new project to add to it.

I’m making good progress on my current work in progress, A Good Place. Check.

Totally irrelevant photo, but one of my favourite shots. Small boy carrying dead sharks on a donkey. As you do.

Now that I have unpublished both of my books from Amazon, I have submitted Making Friends with the Crocodile to a publisher who will accept work that has been previously self-published and am waiting on a yes or no from them. Check.

I have edited two of the poems I wrote last month during my Poem-a-day-for-a-week experiment, and my talented friend Mark Prestage is including them in a pamphlet / zine / chapbook /call it what you will with some of his superb linocuts and photos. More on that when it’s out.

And while I’m thinking about that, perhaps I should have a go at another Poem-a-day-for-a-week soon, it worked quite well, really.

What I haven’t yet done is put my short stories and poem book, The Night Bus, up on a new platform. This will probably be Lulu, and I really ought to do that soon.

I haven’t been very good at visiting blogs recently, as you might have noticed. I need to do a bit more of that.

I was going to start a painting, which I haven’t managed to do yet. Really, I do sometimes set myself too much to do.

So, a new project? Really? Well, yes, actually. Forty years or so ago my father began a family tree, which I occasionally helped him with. It has sat in a cupboard since he died thirty years ago. And now I’ve had the urge to take it up and do some work on it, partly because I’m aware that there is a whole branch of my family which has died out, and only myself and one cousin would still remember any of them. And, we’re not getting any younger, you know. So I’ve begun researching that.

And I wonder where the time goes.

21 thoughts on “So Little Time, So Much To Do

  1. I enjoyed The Night Bus, Mick. If you do publish your book on Lulu let me know and I will post my review there. My books are published on Lulu.com, but I find it has a more limited reach than Amazon. A lot of people will only buy from Amazon.

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  2. You sound like me … not once since I retired in 2008 have I gone to bed at night feeling that I had done all that needed to be done. But, like you, I am my own worst enemy, always thinking that I can accomplish more in 24 hours than I actually can. Still, I’d far rather be too busy than have nothing to do, sitting in front of a television all day long as some I know do.

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  3. Congratulations Mick on doing so many things. I’ve been falling way behind my goals…just lacked the inspiration for a while but your post got me inspired. That photograph is pretty cool. All the best for all the items on your ‘to do’ list.

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