My last post on this blog was my birthday letter to myself, and since then I have not written a blog post.
I have been super busy if I am honest. I am a full-time student, I do freelance work, and I am above all else.
I am excited to share that the memoir is still moving along. I have a beta reader and a copy editor working on the memoir, and I hope that it will be completed end of this month. That might push the release date (as I still have to go through the entire process of self-publishing before I actually release the memoir). But, everything is going in the right direction with The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir.
In other news, I finished my first novella! It is called Angel on the Ward. For those that have read when I posted this story last year on the story, it is completely new. This new story was written in third-person omniscient and quite darker than the original story I wrote almost four years ago, but I am super excited in its finish as I wrote the 32,000 plus word novella in just under a month. Now comes the fun part, more editing! The story will most likely end with about 35,000 words as there are a few chapters that I would like to add to the story.
I am super excited about this short story because it was a success. I am looking to quickly publish the story and add it to one of my tiers on my Patreon account.
I am also working with a logo designer as this website is very overdue for a logo that represents The Bipolar Writer brand. It is this brand that I plan on expanding to the new territory of mental health advocacy in the future. I am looking at grants (and a grant writer) about possible mental health related things that I could do for advocacy. If you know any grants or have ideas please reach out to me in the comments or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Another New Medication
I wanted to update you all on my continued taking the anxiety medication Clonazepam. My anxiety has been so much better and I am more active than before.
I know that there are bad parts of benzos but this will give me an opportunity to refocus on my sleep and CBT. Both are so important in my life and I plan on getting to the point where I don’t need benzos at all. I have great plans and I have been able to leave my house for hours at a time!
I am also starting a new medication today–Depakote which will be replacing lithium as my mood stabilizer. My psychiatrist is having me stay on lithium and Depakote and seeing if it work and then I will be off lithium. If you have read my blogs in the past you know I absolutely hate lithium, even though every psychiatrist that I have been with swears by it. I will be updating when I can on this new change.
Always Keep Fighting
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