One of the hardest things about an endless task like writing and promoting a book is that there is always more you can do.
You can always edit some more. You can always try to find more Twitter followers. Or write another blog post. Or reach out to another writer. Or give another interview. Or answer another e-mail. Or go back and edit. Or try to write two novels a year instead of one.
When you’re a hard worker with a big dream it’s hard to know where and when to stop. How do you decide when enough is enough?
I’m not sure I have the answer. When presented with an insurmountable task I just start digging in and try to tunnel through. By the time I look up I’m usually exhausted.
But there’s still that nagging voice that says I should be working more and dreaming of the things I might be able to accomplish if I started digging harder.
At some point you have to quiet that voice and be content with your efforts, and try to find balance. There’s only so much you can do. But drawing that line can be difficult.
What about you? How do you handle an infinite task?