I Hit Publish, and Then I Hit the Pillow

My response to stress (both positive and negative) is sleep.  I think this is the best possible response to stress.  It is fuss free, is cozy, and can be done just about anywhere.

Why So Stressed?

No big deal.  Life long dream fulfilled.  Want a sandwich?

That is pretty much how I handle good news.

Yesterday, I hit publish on my first children’s book.  So, obviously, I panicked, cried, felt like I was going to throw up, then I napped…like a boss!


Now that I have had a cup of coffee, a good night’s sleep, and a reminder that I sold my first book yesterday, I am ready to go forward!

What’s next?!



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B.A. Burgess

Barbara Burgess is a writer which is made apparent by the text in this box and the box above. She is best known for being a multi-genre/multi-writing voice author who throws caution to the wind when describing her writing career - "Oh, I write children's books, holiday romance, and sci-fi. Why? What do you do? Just one thing?" In addition to being a writer of all the things, she is the founder of Pilgrim Fowl Press and a writing facilitator bringing permission to write to the masses via Skillshare and Udemy. The only social media she frequents is Instagram (@hellothisisbarbara). Her desert island movie is Stargate (the original with James Spader), and she has been taking daily mug shots of her morning coffee since before Instagram was even a thing.

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