Epp! Today is Bell Let's Talk day and I wanted to post something personal and deep. So I've decided to share my mental illness timeline with you which I am realizing is very personal but what the heck, here goes! 2000 - First signs of Depression, saw very first psychiatrist, 15 years old 2001/2002 - … Continue reading Timeline of my depression (and ocd)
I want to be honest about my writing journey because it's part of the entire picture and has definitely been influenced by my depression. I also don't want to pretend and leave out parts of the story as it really defeats the purpose. And really if you go back far enough in my blog posts … Continue reading What kept me from properly launching my book?
Wow. So it's been a while. About 3 months to be more exact. Here's a short recap: In October, I printed/ordered books with Amazon CreateSpace with the intention of selling to friends and sending to local media. However after printing (and having friends read it) I realized there were mistakes. Yeah I know. How could … Continue reading Don’t call it a comeback: 2015 Update, Depression & My Book
Well its been awhile. Okay its been a long time. Months. Eight months to be exact. Anyone following this blog is probably wondering what the hell? Or they've just stopped paying attention to my blog period, which is unfortunate obviously. Well, sadly I got really sick again. Depression hit me like an angry chimp. Not … Continue reading Where Have I Been?
A clue for tomorrow's big reveal of A Hidden Life's official cover art! Cannot wait to share it with you.
I feel like I'm at confessional! You see I'm having a bit of a meta-cognizant moment here. I've written a book inspired by my mental illness and here I am having a rocky patch with it during this time. I guess it was bound to happen. All the stress and planning that this is taking … Continue reading What to do when you’re writing a book inspired by your mental illness and you’re having issues coping
I know I spent at least 5 bucks a pop each visit but I still have to take a second to thank my local Starbucks for always giving me a safe, warm and delicious abode to write, evening after evening. I love cataloging my journey, especially in collages. Happy Friday! More to come.
With A Hidden Life in the hands of my editor you'd think I'd have nothing to do but apparently not. As a self-published writer your to do list technically should never end! I will admit I've taken a bit of a break from it all, except social media of course. On a personal note, my … Continue reading October Happenings, Book PR and Another to-do list
After almost a month of editing during all my free time I must say it is b-r-u-t-a-l! Absolutely, BRUTAL and nearly not as fun as writing. Tabs, post-its, red pens and blue pens have all been my friend and even with all that I still took extra notes on the side. I feel like I … Continue reading On Editing – Tips, advice and my experience