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 have two book edits left to do and I can’t manage to force myself to do them. As I previously mentioned, there’s been some ongoing family drama that’s really brought me down. I’ve been really struggling with it and it’s been a challenging time. But things are looking up on the horizon and I … Continue reading Self-Publishing Update
It’s been one year, four months and thirteen days since he broke it off and I’m still reeling. Not on the bedroom floor crying (anymore) – thank God – just obsessively thinking about him and his new girlfriend/lady in his life (I’m not sure what she really is and I’m too scared to ask). To … Continue reading A Jilted Bride Update
Now this has happened twice to me in the last year. But even the second time I feel hella good doing it/not standing for it. And that is odd for me because sometimes I can get down on myself instead. I am just too old for this foolishness. After meeting a suitor on Tinder (which … Continue reading When a man doesn’t drive you home. A dealbreaker? Hell yes!
I keep trying to make my life fit into this cookie cutter image I've fabricated from the lives of my family, my friends and expectations of society. Finish school. Get a job. Get married. Have kids. Work. Retire. Die. (There's a Sun Life Financial commercial showing how different things are now, something I should probably … Continue reading Leaving a Cookie Cutter Life Behind
I wrote this for a friend who edits a church newsletter. Hopefully, I didn't scare them. I've now lived half my life being mentally ill, soon I will have known it longer than I have not. In a way this terrifies me. Will there ever be a day where I do not know it? A … Continue reading What Mental Illness Means to Me
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
As I strive to be more consistent in my blogging, I'd also like to address book marketing dos and don'ts and what I've experienced. One thing I've done that I sort of regret is a book launch party. I reached out to bloggers, media, friends and family. I even posted invites in coffee shops and … Continue reading Book Marketing: Dos and Don’ts
I don't know if you've noticed but I've been posting everyday this week! After a year of trying to get back on book stuff, I decided to give myself a fun challenge - to blog everyday for the month of December. So far it's been great! We'll see how it goes in another week when … Continue reading December Writing Challenge
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