For me at Midnight Ink, I am usually busy with a bunch of things on my plate. Then there is this time of the year - when we are do the bulk of work (at least for me) on the Fall 2017 titles. Because of the holidays ahead, our deadlines are also pushed ahead. What that means for me - I have 10 launch meeting coming up in the next few weeks. Each launch meeting (where we decide on the title, series name, cover design, reading lines, etc) takes at minimum two hours of prep time. If it's a new series, it can take twice as long.
I also have four manuscripts to read and three to do developmental edits on. There might be more once I read the first four manuscripts. I cut off the bottom of my to-do list as there are some things I can share yet. But it includes getting in touch with a couple agents, creating two Project Acquisitions forms for books I want to acquire, sorting and turning in my Bouchercon receipts, blah, blah, blah. So much work to do, so little time to do it. Story of my life, lol, though I wouldn't want to be doing anything else.