anxiety, bipolar, Life, migraines, Uncategorized

Check this out #migraines

Hey guys!

I was sent this website Achy Smile and it’s about chronic illnesses, mostly in the form of a blog. There is a diary kept by a person taking Aimovig (the first and only drug approved for chronic migraines).  Also, a link is available to a gift shop with tees, bags and accessories regarding chronic illness. 10% of the proceeds go to a charity, and domestic shipping is only $5. I bought a “Spoonie” tee for both me and my mom that refers to the Spoon Theory.

Hope all of you get to check this out!

Much love!

anxiety, authors, bipolar, books, kindle, Life, migraines, Uncategorized

Roller coaster

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It’s been quite a couple months. I have been horrible with my promise of blogging regularly.  So much has been going on in the past month and a half emotionally and with things outside of my control, which have left me frustrated.

I mentioned before that my bipolar was kicking in. I tried for a while to get through it all without going back on an antidepressant. I was off one for over six months and went back on one today. I was laying in bed a lot, not even watching tv, going to bed at 6 or 7pm and chalking it up to my migraines. I thought that if I got away for a week I would feel better and get out of my rut. I went to San Francisco and visited a good friend and had an amazing week!  Then I got back, and found myself really depressed again. So…

Another strain is that I’m looking for a place to live in New York on my limited budget, and it is extremely difficult because most places require 40x your income and a high credit score. Because I was sick, I didn’t have utilities in my name for three years, so I don’t have a credit score, even though I have a line of credit, and I definitely don’t get make 40x the rental cost.

Starting over at 38 is hard. I know that things happen the way they should, and that timing is everything, but it doesn’t make it less frustrating.

On the book front… I have gotten some agents rejections, but some have been personable and not standard.  They have said really nice things about the chapters I submitted. I continually get good reviews on goodreads and Amazon (FYI to other Amazon authors… they have pulled as well as not posted reviews from my book’s page. I don’t know if it’s a random IT thing or what, but it’s annoying.) I did get a 1 star review but it was hilarious, especially when I read the person’s profile. I didn’t fit into her genres, so of course I wasn’t her cup of tea. It also made me feel validated. Even Harry Potter books have 1 star reviews!  Long and short, I need to put in work again because I slacked off and I need to promote, look for an agent and fine new avenues to get readers.

I hope all of you are doing great!  Thanks if you read all of this!

Much Love!