Hi. I don't really know what I'm doing right now. I have too many feelings and they're much too big. I tried Zoloft for a couple months. It didn't help me. I've started a temporary anxiety medication before taking an off-brand of Wellbutrin and my anxiety has gone down so tremendously that I barely notice … Continue reading Mental Health Check-In June 2020
I feel like I've fallen completely off the map and then some. Here's a quick recap, though I'll be skipping a lot: three months ago my daughter was born. I've had health issues that I'm working on getting diagnosed. I was put in the hospital after being suicidal and released from the day program the … Continue reading Postpartum Depression
Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tales, and for a long time the Disney animated movie was my favorite version. Once upon a time I found myself wondering what would happen if the prince didn't turn the old woman away that stormy night... and then I wrote the book, gender swapped. … Continue reading These Extraordinary Thorns
Sweet dang, I've had views on my blog almost every day. Often multiple. Where are you people coming from? Clearly I'm doing something wrong because no one is liking my posts or subscribing to this blog... First off, Book 3 is written and out with beta readers! I expect to publish it in the latter … Continue reading January 2020 Update
As of today, December 16, 2019, the paperback version of This Glass Heart has been published and the ebook version is due to go live in less than nine hours. So basically, I'm a little overdue on writing a blog post about what this book is about. This Glass Heart is the second book in my … Continue reading This Glass Heart
I've written every single day this week, but for the last three or so days I've had writer's block. I've only written a couple hundred words each day. This year for NaNo I'm writing the next two books in my Recovering Happily Ever After series. The plan is to average 2,000 words a day and … Continue reading Halfway Through NaNo 2019
I'm really sorry this ebook isn't free! Let me explain. Today I hit 'Publish' on my self-help book. The one I said I was going to have available for free. Funny story: I didn't find out I can't publish a book for free on Amazon until I tried publish a book for free on Amazon. … Continue reading Tomorrow I Will Make A List: Managing the Depressive Habit of Procrastination
I told my Facebook friends/fans that if my post about the idea of running a fan art contest for my novella "That Prince Guy" received 20 likes, I'd run it. I need to know there is genuine interest in participating and witnessing this, after all. It's been a couple days and that post has only … Continue reading Fan Art Contest?!!!
At the beginning of the year I worked out a self-help process that helped me work through my depression enough to get myself out of bed or off the couch and start doing things again. Overall it's about a three step process, not including simple-ish mindset shifts, and I wrote it up as a book … Continue reading Self-Help Booklet Coming Soon!
Are you curious about how, exactly, I address depression in my Recovering Happily Ever After series? I have yet to come across a certain diversity in how depression is portrayed in fiction, or at least I haven't found any fiction that intentionally portrays depression in these specific ways. There are different stages of depression, and … Continue reading Depression in Recovering Happily Ever After