I am so excited about this idea to do a book of poems but also wary of the implications it could have on my depression. The feedback I have receiving is awesome and makes me determined to push forward with this especially if I can start getting submissions thick and fast which I know will take some time.
I need to try and work out how to format in word to fit into the kindle and e-reader styles and being useless at the technical side of these things I have to be careful that I don’t end up stressing myself out like I did last night and end up in a right state where I get completely overwhelmed with the whole thing.
The possibilities are endless with poems, short stories, pictures all built into a series of books which can help end the stigma of mental health illnesses and I need to keep myself grounded in the sense of not going to far or doing too much too soon, but it is hard while the idea is so fresh.
The problem with depression is one day you feel ready to tackle anything and on others it is a struggle to get out of bed so while the energy is flowing I want to make a start but I just don’t know how to do it! Added of course the knowledge that people may feel let down if it doesn’t end being as good as we hope so i will take this project on nice and slowly and at a pace that will keep this fun rather than stressful.
My friend weegee is going to have the job of keeping me sane but shhhhhh don’t tell her she doesn’t know it yet but if anyone has advice for getting started please share it before I end up going mad!
I also know that Teresa will be there to guide me and step in if she feels like I am doing too much and in danger of sinking.
Wohoo feel better already for getting this down in print!