Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Writing in a Fishbowl v3 – Day Twelve

Nifty logo of words in a fishbowl

2:32 AM: Yes! The holidays are over. I can feel life seeping back into my stressed limbs, but that’s just because I spent the last half week sick with a bug. I spent New Years Eve home, taking a nap of all things. How insulting to the cause of revelry and celebration. I nibbled cherry cordials by myself and hobbled around with a cane. Thank goodness that ordeal is over. I’ve actually been quite healthy this Fall. Except for the two surgeries, this is the first time I’ve been so sick in over a year. Although there was an infection, I’m recovering from my surgery, too. My days of convalescence are at an end. So pull out the map! We’ve got a whole year ahead of us to plan our trip together. I’ve got some new birthday goals to make, and I finally have a brain to put to use.

Once I stopped feeling like Old Man Death, I started to work on promotion and web design. I still can’t figure out what on earth is wrong with comments. I disabled Blogger comments to use Disqus, then I tried to switch back to Blogger. Then I tried to reinstall Disqus. Now, I’m throwing up my hands and just prepping to switch over to Ghost. In the meantime, please help out with book ratings and reviews. You should notice the Call for Comments at the top right. I need more ratings & reviews to get my book seen by more people. I appreciate all the sales. I truly do. I just wish my readers left some feedback that the listing algorithms could put to use. That’s how it works. I’m hoping you can help.

Next up, I have another chapter of Twelve Ways to Fight Off Depression to post. I’ve got some product reviews that are embarrassingly late. I also, have a middle grade novel to pick at. I'm perilously close to a bad case of MIS, but as long as I set goals, and break them down in accomplishable steps, I will be alright. Remember, with depression or ADHD, setting small goals gets you to the end of the project steadily. These Fishbowl posts may seem tiresome, but they show how I plug away at my goals despite my mental health issues. I published two books last year. Isn’t that cool? I can hardly believe I pulled it off. I aim to double that number of books this year. It will take more than will power or wishful thinking. It will take planning and perseverance. Follow along. We’ll see how close I get.

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