3/24/2015 0 Comments
Nugget and Chism, the donkeys in the photo, live at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in Colorado Springs. In my Rock Shop Mystery series, Houdini and Adelaide are the resident donkeys. Where these donkeys are white, my imaginary rock shop donkeys are gray.
Nugget and Chism almost look like twins. Or clones. Which brings me to my blog topic.
We call it multitasking: performing several duties at once. For most of us, that probably involves watching TV while eating dinner. Some multitasking is dangerous. Never drive a vehicle while texting on your phone! I am sure you have your own examples, which I would love to hear.
Perhaps my life lately isn't so much a case of multitasking as of over-scheduling. I am writing book three in my series, preparing to publicize book two (coming in September), and attending writing events like Mystery Writers of America meetings, and the Mountain of Authors PPLD event April 4.
At times, I wish there were two of me. Or maybe three. One to go to the day job, one to concentrate on writing fiction, and one to spend time with family. Oh, and don't forget fishing, hiking, and gardening. Argh! Being pulled in several directions at once can wear you out.
Some folks argue that multitasking is good for your brain, while others believe it fries your wiring. I do know that overloading your schedule can cause burn out. It's good to take a break now and then.
Until then, I'm happily keeping busy. As far as multitasking, I think I'll stick to walking and listening to audio books.
I'd like to hear your stories about multitasking!
- Western Museum of Mining and Industry: http://www.wmmi.org/
- Pikes Peak Library Mountain of Authors event: http://more.ppld.org:8080/mountainofauthors/about.html
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