When Is It Too Much?

I’m going overboard. Well, depends on how you look at it.

From a marketing perspective, a writer can never do too much. There’s no such thing. So, with that in mind, I’m setting off again for another writer’s event: The Left Coast Lesbian Conference, LCLC for short. And I will be co-leading a workshop on how to prepare your manuscript for submission, as well as participating in at least one reading.

This month will also see the release of my first novella, Add Spice to Taste, and When Add Spice to Taste Coverthe Clock Strikes Thirteen, a Halloween anthology in which I have a story. Speaking of which, Liz McMullen will be airing her Halloween special on October 30. I hear she’s got a great round-up of readers, including my Women & Words cohort Andi Marquette and moi.

On October 26 and 27, I’ll be joining the ladies over at LesFic Reader for a Q&A session— from 3 to 5 on Saturday and 11 to 2 on Sunday.

In addition to all this, I’m volunteering at the Food Network Food & Wine Festival for two days (I’ll be on Bobby Flay’s team one of those days—I’m so stoked!), and I have various events to attend throughout the month.

So, am I going overboard? Of course not. Not as far as promotion is concerned.WTCST Physically, however, it’s a different story. As much as I’d like to think I’m 25, I’m not (although, I look 20).

So, when does it become too much? I suppose when I pass out. Seriously, I guess we all have to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us and heed any warning signs that may pop up. We have to make the conscious choice to stop when we’re pushing ourselves too far and learn to say “no” when saying “yes” will harm us in some way.

But as long as saying “yes” doesn’t harm you or set you back in some way, there can never be too much experience, participation, and connection. So far, I’m still standing, so if you’re going to be at LCLC in Palm Springs next week, come see me in my “Editing Process” workshop.

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