I tend to get a bit overwhelmed when I read about the process of getting published. Yesterday I wrote half a chapter and then spent a good chunk of time reading and researching. I'm reading The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, a book that came highly recommended by a published friend, and I also stopped by Query Shark and several other sites.
Venting to Dan, I said, "I don't know how I'm supposed to find time to write if I'm worried about attending conferences, formulating pitches, developing a social media presence, networking, maintaining the status of "voracious reader", and you know, being a mom and having a life and stuff."
"What's a vor-each-iss reader?" Laylee asked.
"It means you read tons of books all the time."
Then today I got cozy on the couch with my laptop and Laylee curled up on the floor beside me with book #1039 from the Guardians of Ga'hoole series.
"Are you gonna read with me while I write?" I asked.
"Yeah. You worry about writing. I'll do the vor-each-iss reader part for you."
Sweet. So now I need Dan to attend conferences for me, Magoo to work on the pitch, and Wanda to tweet and post to Facebook after her nap.