Slow, Deep Breaths….

…aren’t really helping a whole lot right now.  Nope, with the release date for Enza fast approaching (Monday-yikes!), I’m getting a little nervous.    Okay, so I’m getting a lot nervous.   Sometimes I think I’ve got everything as ready as it can be, other times I think I’ve probably forgotten some very key things.

But with T-minus three days and counting, whether I have…or whether I haven’t…is now a moot point.  As a number of people I know would say, ‘It is what it is.’  And it is.  Therefore I refuse to stress over it.  Much.  (maybe)

As memories of the early March anxiety attack dance in my head…I am reminded that it isn’t an experience I want to repeat.  Then it was the seemingly never ending, relentless formatting nightmares, which I think a lot of people could relate to.  Deadlines kind of suck when things don’t go according to plan…

Doesn’t matter though, because it’s not happening again.

So I’m just going to pretend I’m a laid-back gal.  Kind of like those people who sit around around, eyes glazed over, voices sounding like someone flipped a switch and they’re now on slo-mo.  “Whoa, dude!  I just like saw Elvis in the dust particles floating in front of the window.  Are there any Rice Krispy treats left?”

Well, maybe I don’t want to be quite that laid back.  Pretty sure it would involve the use of an illegal substance to get there.  That or sticking one too many bobby pins into electrical outlets….and I don’t think I’m up for either one of those activities.

I would like to achieve the same level of laid-back-ness as Cody seems to experience in Step by Step.

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  1. I hope writing and sharing this post helped ease that stress some, Kristy. Garsh—anxiety is no fun. May working through and past it bring you oodles of happy and strengthening rewards. Stay well, lady!

  2. Many blessings to you on your journey, and something I always try to tell myself as well, “Be gentle with you.” I recently wrote two posts about anxiety, so I can relate…I feel for you! And thanks for the reminder about Cody, I appreciate him in a different light at this stage of my life and it makes me smile!
    Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue

    1. Thanks so much, Erin! I took that advice to heart over the weekend. I did some reading and watched a movie (forgot to get popcorn though). 🙂

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who liked Cody. He’s a cutie for sure, and always made me laugh.

  3. I have the pleasure of posting my review of ‘ENZA’ on a blog tour this Monday and decided to check your website. I NEVER check out an author until AFTER I read the whole book…(It is always best not to be influenced).
    Please accept my sincerest thanks for the opportunity to give my input to readers! I loved it and will gladly check out the other titles!
    In the meantime, I believe you have little to worry about. This is a winner!!

    1. Hi, Noelle…it’s a pleasure to meet you. I understand what you’re saying about not being influenced…it’s a good policy. Thank you for your kind words. It’s always exciting to have a reviewer give such positive feedback. And I appreciate it very much! Thanks again, Noelle, I’m looking forward to Monday. Thanks so much for stopping by to introduce yourself. 🙂

  4. No anxiety attacks allowed. It’s going to be a great success. Promise.

    Now, will you pass me one of those Rice Krispy treats.

    1. Thank you for the vote of confidence. And here’s a Rice Krispy treat. Maybe you can help me search the dust particles for other celebrities who have left this world for destinations like the Twilight Zone…or wherever they go when they’ve ‘left the building.’ 🙂

  5. Go live, here she comes! Once you get in the sled and push off from the top of the hill, there’s only so much steering you can do, Kristy. Enjoy the ride!

    1. LOL…I’m trying. I’ll just be glad when it’s finally out there and I can stop wondering how it’s going to go. I’ve pretty much given up all attempts at steering now…I’m just going to spend the weekend relaxing, reading and trying to figure out when I have to change the settings to make the book go live at 12:01 Monday morning. Pretty sure there’s no way to be that precise though. I’ll still try. 🙂

  6. excellent written post as usual from one of my favorite authors, the clip was cute. Looking forward to seeing Enza go public 🙂

  7. Fun video. I hadn’t seen that one. Here’s to hoping it all goes off without a hitch. 😉

    1. I’d forgotten all about that show until the thought, ‘Whoa, Dude,’ went through my mind. It was one of my favorites. And here’s hoping it does. I’m being very grown up about it and doing my best to not think about it. I’m successful about 10% of the time. Who knew it could be so nerve-racking to actually plan the release of a book? 🙂

  8. what fun. I’m still enjoying having my first book out. amazing.

    1. Louise, I have to apologize to you. I guess I’ve been so wrapped up in finding ways to ‘wake up,’ and in getting Enza ready to its release date, that I didn’t realize you had a book out. It’s on my Kindle now and, since I don’t have anything scheduled until Monday (I hope!), I’m going to start reading it after supper. It sounds very interesting! I can see why you’re still pumped up about having it out. 🙂

      1. No apology needed Kristy. None whatsoever. we are all so busy, I’d never have an expectation about someone reading my book. I hope you enjoy.

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