Well, the house has official been on the market for a little over a week. On the bright side the house looks wonderful. I have not seen it look this nice since after it was built and we moved in. On the down side we have only had 2 showings so far and no offers. How is my stress level? On a scale of 1 to 10 it is about a 20.
But while the stress is giving me headaches, upset stomachs, and a very short temper, it has not made to much of an impact on my writing so far as I feared it would. I am the type of writer who needs to write at least a little every day close to every day. If I let to many days go between work, I fall to far out of the story. I learned that a long time ago about myself.
I really feared that all this stress would make it impossible for me to work at night. Thankfully though over the past 9 days, I have only skipped writing on 3 different occasions and those days never fell in a row. What strategies am I using? For me I keep reminding myself, that I need to get the story out of my head otherwise it just sits and distracts me. I also remind myself that readers are waiting for book 4, and I do not want to let them down. Finally, I continue to hit the gym about twice a week. I find a good hour of exercise does wonders for my stress levels.
Will I be able to keep that up if the stress continues? I don't know, but I guess I will find out.