So I had to finish the book and get that in, then quickly think of a story (not easy for me, with short stuff) and get it written, and then tackle the page proofs (because I had no spare time while working on the story, and reading other short stories while trying to write one would make a mess of my brain. The part that isn't already.)
So basically, I have had no time off since early January. And I can't relax now, because the editorical revisions on the book ms. should come in tomorrow, and I would really like to get them done before leaving for Conestoga next week...and then it's Conestoga, which is work (fun work, but work) and then it's on to NASFiC. And then back to ArmadilloCon, and somewhere in there should be the start of the new contract negotiations, for which I'll need to do a proposal...what books I plan to write, etc.
And oddly enough, I'm tired and could really stand a vacation.
But...it's OK. I can do this. I have been doing this for years, with one thing and another. The man who was superintendent of the local school system when we moved here, and then mayor for several terms, once described a situation the city had gotten into and said "We're just gonna have to back our ears, lean into the collar, and get it done..." And that's what I need to do.