Christmas is over. Ru and I are back at the flat attempting to transition back from partying/relaxing mode to writing/editing mode; and it’s been bloody difficult. Christmas’s are always full on with my family, and whilst it was lovely and festive and all that, it’s also proving to be really different to ‘come back’ from.…… Continue reading After Christmas, before New Year; thoughts on finishing my book in 2018
It’s something of a contradiction, I feel, to state that writing be just a self indulgence. A friend of mine, and a friend whose opinion means a lot to me because she has a quite brilliant mind, suggested this; she stated that writing is a self-indulgence which allows the writer to spend inordinate amounts of…… Continue reading How much is writing a self indulgence?
So I have been absent from WordPress for quite some time now. I started a new job, and seeing as it is the first time I’ve been actively employed for the most part of the day, Monday to Friday, for just over thirteen years, it has taken some getting used to. I’m working as a…… Continue reading Back to WordPress, after a long twitter related absence
So today I got a phone call from a lady from a Mental Health Charity MQ, and after a half hour or so conversation she asked me if I’d like to blog for their site, and perhaps do some ambassadorial for them as well! I’m pretty excited, as I’ve been trying to find a mental…… Continue reading First Steps in the right direction.. blogging for a mental health charity!
So, as the title says- it’s been a good Tuesday. I’m slightly regretting pushing it so hard at the gym though, as I’m doing an outreach shift tonight so probably won’t get to bed before 1am. My legs are already beginning to feel a little bit stiff, and I have a feeling I’m gonna need a…… Continue reading Back on the book, burning 850 calories and doing an outreach shift- a highly productive Tuesday
So I have just submitted my first article to a mental health website!! I hope that the two exclamation marks indicate how excited I am about this.. (I figured using more than two would just be excessive..!!) Anyway- I have dreamt of being a published author for as long as I can remember, but when,…… Continue reading First article submitted to online platform StigmaFighters- now comes the waiting game!
Once again.. I am meant to be writing my book, and instead I am distractedly typing away on WordPress. My boyfriend just published an article about motivation, and in that he commented on the difference between motivation and discipline. He pointed out that whilst he is motivated to write, he is not disciplined enough (atm)…… Continue reading The final push- channeling my motivation and practising discipline with writing
I have that feeling, simmering away in my gut and my chest; that feeling you get when you know you have a dam lot of work ahead of you, and there isn’t anything you can do about it other than look up and meet it head on. You have moments when you think, ah I…… Continue reading Motivation- in anticipation of hard work..
I suffer from paranoid schizophrenia, and have done for twelve years. The way my “suffering” manifests has changed over the years; I no longer experience full blown hallucinations and the intense delusional thinking and experience of my early years with this diagnosis, but I do still deal with invasive voices, mild invasive thoughts, mildly delusional…… Continue reading The next step- blogging for mental health sites, publications and online journals
I’m at a bit of an awkward stage with my book right now, in that I am trying to put together two chapters which need to advance a “message,” and therefore need to be really compelling. This message needs to be one of empowerment and self belief; and I want to get it just right.…… Continue reading How to promote empowerment- a tricky chapter to write