Doing nothing is pretty cool

Okay, so it’s not like I have nothing to do, but having an injury has forced me to slow down, to take my time, to rest a little bit, here and there And it’s quite nice.

It’s not nice watching my husband doing all the household chores by himself, and it’s even worse to have to ask colleagues at work to do tasks I should be doing. But I hadn’t appreciated how tiring it would be to do every day things like brushing my teeth and making a cuppa.

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Right now, The Clock in My Mother’s House is out for its final proofread, which means no more tinkering from me. Once it’s back, it’ll be ready to upload and then I can get on with the task of advertising it.

Well, to be honest, I can do that now. You can find it on:

More retailers will be added in due course.

Reviewers have their ARCs, bloggers are poised to receive some guest posts, my local bookshop is primed to sell it, and my local library is looking forward to welcoming me in January so I can launch it in person and have a chat about some of the stories in it, which I’m really looking forward to.

It’s probably time to hug a tree, crack open the cider, and watch some rugby!

How do you relax? Are you good at doing nothing or do you have to be doing something?


10 thoughts on “Doing nothing is pretty cool

  1. Hi Annalisa – I do a whole load of things – feel whacked, collapse and never quite pick myself up out of being ‘a slob’ for the rest of the day … the brain continues to work … and now it’s dark (nearly) I must do a few things before that time comes for a switch off. It must be a pain dealing with the wrist – still you must be nearly through the worst of it … good luck – cheers Hilary


    1. It’s so easy to overdo things, isn’t it, Hilary? Because a lot of the time we either need to do it or WANT to do it.

      I’ve got 2 weeks and 2 days until the cast comes off. I’m going to have to start thinking about how I’m going to celebrate. It will probably involve wearing clothes I haven’t managed to navigate recently (those with tight sleeves, perhaps!)

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  2. I’m not very good at relaxing and try to go away mid year for a break. Congratulations on the upcoming release of your book. Looking forward to reading it 🙂


    1. Getting away is the ideal way to relax, no pesky jobs around the house to distract you!

      I’m expecting the book back from the proofreader in the next few days, so I’ll have one last sweep through and then it can be uploaded and safely off my hands.

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