Don't Freak Out!
Really! Regardless of how much you feel you want to freak out in a high-pressure situation or crisis, it is not the best course of action. Why?
It's Not Me!
I'm a writer, a published book author, and a technologist. As such, I have a web site, and I use various social media channels for my marketing. In the industry, we call it "branding." My name is my brand. Unfortunately, my face is not my brand. I do not need my face to be a part of my branding. I want people to know me for my words and my stories. They don't need to know what I look like to enjoy my books.
Keep Moving Forward!
I'm moving forward. The best words of advice my father ever gave me was, "You can be whatever you want and do whatever you want by setting your mind to it!" He was an example of that. There was nothing I could find that my dad couldn't do. He spoke multiple languages, sang, played music, competed in bowling, was a black-belt in Judo, was a marksman archer, and had an intelligence position in the military that he never discussed. He became the sales leader then the sales manager at a major auto dealership after mustering out.
How to Juggle Your Writing With a Real Life! How? That is the number one question I get asked by readers. It comes up when they discover I’m married, I work a full-time job, I do volunteer work, I have friends, family, and responsibilities. They also find out I’m self-published! Which means I also do marketing, author events, publishing, and run my Timothy Trimble business. That’s when I usually have to pull out the smelling salts.