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?
I've noticed with my depression, it can be extremely difficult for me to concentrate. It's particularly affected my ability to finish reading novels. Which as a writer, is very upsetting. But with the book, it's been a bit of a plus because it's such a long drawn out process. It took me about three years … Continue reading Writing, Focus and Depression
Coming around edit number five, I am realizing one important thing. My novel will never be perfect. Ever. Good maybe but never perfect. Even if I think it's perfect, other people won't (actually I can guarantee loads of people will hate it). And I hardly doubt at the end of this I'll be dancing around … Continue reading No Such Thing as Perfect
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
At 27 I've tackled various projects, both personal and professional, and gone through one major change in career paths. And let me tell you I've been stressed and down in the dumps for one reason or another more than once during this time. But with A Hidden Life something's different. I'm not stressed. I do … Continue reading An Unsuspected Calm