You know what they say about March—in like a lion, out like a slightly less grouchy lion?
At least, that’s how it is for me these days! I’ve got a new book out, Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier (Berkley), on April 5.
So far so good! I’ve got two great quotes from wonderful writers, and the buzz is already picking up speed.
PLUS I’m getting married on July 2. Talk about busy!
(As a side note, I’m looking texts and readings for my wedding ceremony, bookworms. If you have any ideas, or if you want to tell me what was read at your wedding, please drop me a note about it here.)
Although I’m not a parent, I suspect that gearing up for a new book release is something like gearing up to welcome a new baby. Obviously, two different things. But there’s an excitement and anticipation, as well as a flurry of preparation, stress, and lots of things to do.
In between the wedding planning and writing and promoting and whatnot, I’ve also been on a pretty serious quest in search of deeper peace and happiness in my life. Yes, I know that’s cheesy. But it’s also honest. I’ve been trying to carve out time to walk, to meditate, to do things I love, to spend time giving actively as much as possible—you know, finding my higher path.
There are moments of stillness that, a year ago, I might not have noticed—and I’m glad for them. I recently stumbled across this quote: “No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.” Harry Emerson Fosdick
But sometimes, finding peace can feel like an intense journey when you're up to your eyeballs in tasks! I've got my own methods, but I'd love to hear yours.What do you think? What’s your advice for staying peaceful and staying busy at the same time?