I have had such a busy weekend promoting the book idea on twitter I didn’t really have time to write a blog about how I was feeling. Most of the time spent was done reading other blogs as I like to keep updated on how you are doing and enjoy reading.
I have completed my second bright idea and have now actually finished the first draft of my book and now I have the panic setting in with regards to formatting for kindle! It has to be done in a certain way to make it compatible for e readers and I have no clue how to do it!
I feel such an overwhelming sense of pride that I have achieved something even if no one else is interested in what I have read just knowing I put the time and effort into creating this makes me so proud.
I just need help from someone to come up with a front cover for the book who has time on the hands?
The title I have come up with is “Diary of a Man with Depression” but I guess that needs some working on as well but catchy titles escape me!
Either way I am determined to get this finished this week as I want it out there so hopefully people will start talking about depression and know that they are not alone, which is why I started this blog in the first place. People have been sending me messages saying how brave they think I am being so open about my battle but it is all for the greater good in terms of exposure.
What these people probably don’t realise is how much the messages they send mean to me and inspire me! Imagine feeling so worthless and useless as I do and suddenly a stranger has sent you an email saying things like
“You inspire others, myself included so keep yourself well!”
“I actually wanted to say thank you – your request encouraged me to publish these and other poems on kindle. You were the spur I needed.”
These are just 2 messages I have received but there are others and from the bottom of my heart thank you for supporting me in my journey!
Today I feel better than I did over the weekend, keeping myself busy is my way of ignoring the brain and it’s funny way of trying to bring me down. Focusing on the book plans I have gives me motivation to get out of bed at the moment so that’s always a good thing isn’t it!