Have you ever tried to make a really big dinner? By yourself? If you have, you may have experienced life with lots of pots on lots of burners, some which will inevitably need to be stirred or turned down when the thing in the oven has to come out. Try as you might, something is going to be under or over done.
I feel like I am firmly planted in the middle of life's kitchen, experiencing this thing all the time. I didn't get my last two A to Z posts up. And the thing that's under done is my revision on my MS. I really really really want to take care of that little pot, sitting over there, just waiting for me, but all the other pots are boiling over and I'm reacting to all of them and not doing any of it well.
The tricky thing with this is not getting annoyed with the people in my life that are keeping me from my revision. I get frustrated easily, which can turn into anger. I'm frustrated because the timeline I had set up for revisions and queries keeps getting pushed back and back and weeks are turning into months, and I'm terrified that will then turn into years. But right now, I don't know how to take the pots from the stove to put on the ones I want.
How do you balance everything? How do you avoid getting discouraged?