Hey friends! Happiest of all the Monday's to you! Or, of course, happiest of whatever day it is for you when you're reading this! :)
It's a bright and sunny, gorgeous looking Monday morning in my end of the world, and I am getting my day started, having coffee, prepping the kids for the day, and going over my to do's.
Man, I have been busy lately, and honestly, it's because I am falling into a trap that so many entrepreneurs fall into.. taking on too many projects, and wearing ourselves too thin trying to do all the things at once. It's a curse.
The problem is, I WANT to do all of these things, and when I have the opportunity to pick away at them all, that's what I find myself doing, even though I know, and I know from first hand experience, that it's far more productive to focus on one thing until it's finished, and give it everything you've got.
I love to write. And I LOVE to write erotica. I love how I can share my stories onto paper, and you enjoy reading them! I love creating short stories, because I can focus on the FUN, and I love creating longer stories, because I can focus on the story.
I have the idea in mind for another series, and it's already running about 4 books long in my head!
That being said, I am a single mother of 3, and I do this on my own. I didn't ask for that path, but that's the path I was given, and I work hard to provide for them every single day. That means, I have to keep trying everything until I can find a way to make sure what I am doing takes care of us every day.
And that's why I started branching out from just writing novels and short stories, to include toy erotica, and toy reviews, and ghost writing, and collaborating with other companies and boss babes to bring you more and more.
This allows me to still write for you guys, and bring you exciting stories, while still being able to put food on the table and a roof over the heads of my children. I have come such a long way with this, and I will never ever give up, never go back, never not believe that I can make this happen.
But I need to honestly look at EVERYTHING that I am piling on my plate, and start prioritizing, so I can tackle ONE thing at a time, and give it my everything, and get it done. That dreaded entrepreneaur curse.
I am sharing this hiccup in my journey with you guys because I share everything with you guys. I am literally an open book, with no real secrets to hide. I invite you along as I trial and error my way through this business, figuring out what works and what doesn't.
I am also sharing this hiccup so that you know, if you don't see me posting like a mad woman about the 26293 projects that I am working on, I am still working on them. I am just realizing I need to work on them one at a time, and have patience with myself, and with life, that this will all work out.
And, the last reason I am sharing this, because I know that like, a whole handful of you actually READ my blogs, and I KNOW, someone has found themselves in a position like I am. Somewhere in a corner where you're surrounded by all the things you want to do, bills that need to be paid, and a dream that's screaming at you... trust the process. Have patience. And know that YES, you CAN do everything. You just can't do it all at once.
This sure isn't the first time I've put this message out there, and knowing myself, it probably won't be the last either, but I feel on this beautiful sunny Monday morning, it's an important one.
Have the most glorious day friends!!
Thank you so much for reading, and being a part of my journey.
Your support means the world to me.
So go out there, prioritize, and chase those dreams!!
Author Carissa McIntyre xoxo