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I wear a lot of hats. I bet we all do. We're workers, parents, soccer coaches. Writers, actors, tennis players. Grass cutters, chauffers, laundry professionals, etc. In the course of a week, we perform a myriad of tasks, each needing a different hat. And since it's nearly impossible to wear two hats at once, each hat needs it's own chunk of time.
This year, I've bought a lot of new hats.
I have a salesman hat I put on while I market my book. I wear the hat to books signings, school workshops and community literary events. (Psst...did you know you could get The Iron Bodkin on Kindle for only $4.99? Just click here.)
There's also a mentee hat I'll start wearing in a couple weeks. The Nevada SCBWI Mentorship Program kicks off Oct. 15th. Once I meet with my mentor, I'll be wearing that hat for six months as we rip apart and piece back together my last manuscript.
I also agreed to wear the PTO Co-President hat for my son's school. That hat stays on my head a lot more than I expected it would.
And of course, I have all my old hats: architect, mom, wife, soccer player, volleyball captain, cook, critique partner, community choir member, blogger, writer.
Where is that hat? I haven't seen it for months! Dang. I loved that hat.
What hats do you wear? And are you better about making time for each one? Or do some of them get lost?
PS-- This Wednesday, I'm going to be interviewed at Amie Borst's blog. Click over for an interesting Q&A!