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Book review: Should I Have Told You That?

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book cover: Should I have told you that

In Should I have Told You That?: A Memoir, Liz Lea doesn’t pull any punches; she sets the tone for this early on, writing that her grandmother hated her, and it was mutual.  The book is written in a chatty tone, kind of like you might expect if you sat down with someone and they were regaling you with tales of their adventures (not to mention misadventures).  The short chapters help make it easy to read.

The author shares her struggles with multiple health issues, in particular bipolar disorder and chronic severe migraines (and throw in some hypothyroidism for good measure).  These had a significant impact on her level of functioning, and led to major changes in her life compared to the escapades of her early 20’s.  She shares about her multiple hospitalizations for bipolar disorder, as well as the long and difficult road, involving countless ER visits, to…

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When My Bipolar Kicks In

Hi Guys,

I had a really stressful weekend and yesterday it caught up with me.  My bipolar rarely comes out in me and if it does its for one day a month, and so far, it is creeping on two days.  I am cycling.  Yesterday I was depressed.  I woke up with a migraine at 4am from stress, and was at the Emergency Room by 730am.  By the time that I got home I was in bed for the rest of the day.  Halfway sleepy from meds, and the other half of me was lonely because I had two friends that promised that they would help me promote my free book weekend that did not.  All they had to do was share my post!

If you are not familiar with how Amazon works, you only get five days a year to let your book be available for free, so this was a BIG weekend for me.  And both of these people are good, old friends.  One is even a writer himself!  I really feel the loneliness of being the only person I know that is single, without out a longterm significant other or kids.  This entire weekend feels like you have to either be fucking someone or have given birth to a child for someone to really care about you.

It’s 11am and I have already went online shopping… that’s my mania.  I do not need to be shopping. I am just so angry.  I did not want to talk to either of those people, and I did not even talk to anyone yesterday, and I don’t really feel like it today either.  I even tried to call by best friend this morning, but she is too busy with her boyfriend.

My book downloads were horrible in comparison to last time, and I thought that they would be doubled because I had two books out for free.  I feel so unaccomplished and shitty about it.  I have been sending my info and samples to agents repeatedly, with a few denials, which I get because it’s a match game.  But overall, I feel like I am in a helpless spot and no one (except a few of you, whom I don’t even know personally that reposted my book info-Thank You!) is not helping me because everyone else is more important.  My parents are very supportive, but lets face it, were adults and need more than our parents.

To summarize I feel really shitty, and like I can’t get out of a hole and my moods are cycling.  I don’t need my antidepressant because I know that it is temporary, and once my money from a settlement comes through (which is delayed from the govt. by months) I can move to a new city, which has been planned for years and be in a better place emotionally, and physically.  I will be in a position to make friends and socialize again because here I am totally alone.  Anyways.  Sorry to unload, but I had to somewhere, I know you guys get in the same headspace.  Oh, and Fuck It All (FIA)

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They’re Free TODAY!!! (Sat & Sun)

Amazon Author’s Page

Hey Guys!

Both of my books went free today for Memorial Day weekend on Amazon Kindle!  Please repost!  Much Love!

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Submissions, Submission, Submissions

Hi guys!

This morning has been all about submitting some of my first book to review by publishing agents.  It’s not difficult, just tedious and repetitive.  A lot of pasting in the body of emails.  Luckily, I found a website that lists alphabetically all agents of nonfiction/memoirs that have emails that you can submit to… it’s been over an hour and I just got to the “C’s”.  So, let’s all hope that this will help along with the past bouts with submissions since my first publication.

On a good note, my first book is still being read steadily on Kindle Unlimited (yay!) and hopefully this weekend when I have my three free download days I will get a lot of response for both books.

So how are you guys?  Today, I am okay.  No headache so far… all week is an on and off storm here so I am just biding time until I have to go to the Emergency Room.  Let’s hope that I don’t, but based on statistics with me…  Anxiety has been okay.  It may amp up a bit over the weekend with the whole book download thing.  I already check my Kindle updates a lot, but I get a little absorbed when it comes to people actually owning something I wrote.

Well, I wanted to be better about getting on here, so I wanted to check in and say hello!

Much Love!

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Read “Anxiety Too” NOW!!!

“Anxiety Too” by Liz Lea on Amazonlegos_a0c65870-d86c-40ef-a888-26171975a798

It’s finally here!  It’s out and about on Kindle!  Get it now for $9.99! Liz is back with her follow up to “Should I Have Told You That?: A Memoir” with more stories of shenanigans filled with heart involving family and friends. There are more stories of crazy things that happened as a kid, a teenager and a confused, but head strong twenty-something. Even in her thirties you identify with her experiences as an adult through the pages of this book. No matter what situation you are in, or well Liz is in, anxiety is always around and that is what makes this book so hilarious and relatable.