5 Ways I Keep Myself Focused

Last week, something frightening happened to me. I was talking to a friend about Downton Abbey—a TV show we both love—when I couldn’t remember one of the main character’s names. I pictured him clearly, and I could describe everything about his experiences on the show. He’s my favorite character, but I just couldn’t recall his name to save my life. I racked my brain, but I was stuck. The harder I tried to focus, the blanker my mind became. Before you say to yourself “Oh, I’ve done that, it’s not so scary,” consider this: I usually have a perfect memory for things like movie titles, and actor and character names. This was way out of the ordinary for me. I don’t know about you, but because I live with bipolar disorder, any potential disruption in my thought patterns worries me. It could be an indication of an impending episode, and that’s not something I take lightly.

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ebook: it’s happening!

Hi everyone – this is a very informal post, really an update. I have some very exciting news!

I’ve just scheduled my headshot for the book cover, and I’ve uploaded the final book to the U.S. Copyright Office as well.

Next steps: getting it formatted and ready for publishing in ebook format. Stay tuned – I’ll soon have a release date!

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