May 2018 Update

Hey guys, I know it’s been a while…a long while. I’ve been having some problems with my mental health (bipolar 2 disorder), but I think I’m finally back on the saddle!

During this time away from you all, I have finished the rough draft and first draft of Lost, I am editing Taken, and I’ve finished the rough draft of Found and am working on the first draft. Oh, and I published the rewrite of Stolen. I’m a bit behind my publishing schedule, because I was hoping to release Taken at the end of April, but it looks like it will be an end of the summer publish. Hopefully the other two books will be done about that time, so I can get them out quickly soon after.

Now that school’s out for the summer, I am back to waking up early to get writing and editing it, so hopefully I can get some books finished by the end of the summer!

November Update

Well, the year is almost over, and so is Lost and Found! I am now past the 15000 word count mark on Lost, and I’m working on the outline of Found. I’m writing about 500 words a day right now, and am over half way done with the rough draft. Once that’s done, I’m edit Taken one more time, then send it out to betas- hopefully before New Years, then the editor twice, and then formatting, all before April. I might even release it a little earlier if I get signed up for a signing event before it’s chosen release date!

As mentioned in a past recent entry, Finding Grace is now wide, so you can get it through most ebook sellers. I’ve decided to try to run an ad every week, even if it’s just a $5-15 dollar budget. It’s a good place to start with advertising, and if it works, I’ll add more money or try for the more costly advertising varieties.

I’ve had a new med added to my Lamectal, call Abilify. I’ve been more productive on it, and have been writing more, but recently (I’ve been on it a few weeks now), I’ve had this cloud in my head that coffee and aromatherapy is not getting rid of , though both do help.

Oh, and I made salsa!

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November Post 1: Personal Life

Hey guys, I know it’s been a while. Because it’s been so long, I’ve decided to break the update into three posts: Personal, reader, and writer. That way, if you don’t really care about the personal stuff, or you just want to read the writer stuff, you don’t have to search through a whole post. Hopefully after this I can start blogging consistently, so I can put it all in one post.

So, as many of you know, I have depression and anxiety. This year I finally got approved for Medicaid, which I had been trying to get for four years, with no reply of any kind. So, I started trying to get treatment for it. This ended up killing my motivation for everything, including writing. At this point, I was supposed to be working on Found, but I’m still only a third of the way through Lost.

I have finally been able to get my writing going again, and I’m hoping that I can get back into blogging as well.

My main concerns now are finding medications that work and that are covered by Medicaid. I was hoping to get put on Fanapt again, since it worked years ago, but it is not covered, and super expensive without insurance. So, hopefully on the 15th my psychiatrist will be able to find something else.