When trapped within the confines of my own head as I scribble out a story like a madman with a journal, I tend to forget that I can lift my head and breathe if only for a moment. I’m going to safely assume, that if you also write (or draw, or paint, or read, or … Continue reading Taking Care of Your Mental Health While Writing Tricky Material (Starring: Kira The Puppers)
I finally finished the rough draft of Experiment X: 3. No, I will not reveal the subtitle. Mostly because I'm still juggling against three. So, I don't even know the subtitle yet. Subtitles are not why I'm currently writing this here though! I want to 'explain' myself on why it took me so long to … Continue reading Experiment X: The Book That Took Forever to Write, An Explanation.
I had a panic attack while making dinner tonight. I had forgotten to take my meds the night before and my anxiety was quite high throughout the day. I tried to hide within myself by curling up under a blanket and sitting with the anxious knots. Feeling it bubble up from beneath the surface, I … Continue reading Panic Attack: Dinner Edition
When people set goals, they think about what they want to be, or where they want to be in a year, two years, perhaps five. They see into a distant future and dig their heels into that goal. Some days I have to set goals to get through hours, minutes, or seconds in order to … Continue reading Depression: Goals
She thinks about killing herself the way most people think about the weather. Or a loved one. Or a favorite TV show. Sometimes the thoughts are fleeting, passing through her mind like a radio station that is never quite clear as it fades in and out. Other times the thoughts are persistent. Sometimes, they're loud; … Continue reading Chanting Drum Line
Besides the pulling that tore at her heart and wrapped itself tightly around her chest, she was empty. It had taken her nearly an hour, but she had finally made it from the bed to the couch in the dully lit room. The sunlight hardly poked through the blinds that covered the dusty windows. The … Continue reading Monsters Inside: A Bipolar Mind