Misc. Updates

So I got up the courage to call the local free help center to get my psychiatrist appointment. Despite telling the women on the phone that my doctor told me I needed to see a psychiatrist, she insisted that I couldn’t “self-refer.”

She said I would have to come in, fill out paperwork, and then do some counseling for a while, and I may not even get referred to a psychiatrist.

My anxiety is affecting my health NOW. It’s not going to magically get better. I haven’t had good blood pressure in over 2 years, and my blood pressure was literally perfect every single time before that. Now, my heart rate is through the roof even when I’m at rest and am not actively stressing about something.

I need help. And they are being uncooperative. I did some research to find other doctors who will actually accept that my doctor told me to do this.

In other news, I got a ton of writing done yesterday, and I wrote out a freaking awesome origin story. I feel like it’s one of the best things I’ve ever written, and it’s only a fraction of something else I’m working on!

So I guess now is as good a time as any:

I wrote a story for a writing class a few years ago, and I got pretty attached to it, enough that I actually connected the story to some characters in my main book series.

Well, I realized I could connect even more!

I’ve found out that novellas are a great way to get into the publishing market, and it’ll allow me to get some passive income while I get other stuff done.

So Forgive and Forget (okay, the title might change since it was originally just for the short story) will be on the market some day in the future (aiming for this year). I’m just taking it one day at a time, so I don’t have an estimate of when I’ll be able to get it onto Amazon yet. I’m most likely going to use CreateSpace at this point.

I’m going to continue to try to get other things published while I finish writing this story, so don’t worry: I have every intention of making it into bookstores.

But I gotta pay the bills, so I’m doing a ton of freelancing work to support myself for the time being.

I love, love, love the stiff-back legal pad I bought. It is definitely my favorite thing to write on, with one of my fancy pens.

My Fibromyalgia is still a real pain in the butt (ugh, literally), and I’ve just got a lot on my plate at the moment.

I still am having some irritating mood swings, but I seem to be coping all right. I haven’t had a minor emotional breakdown this week, so I’ll take it, you know?

Anyway, I’m feeling pretty good about things right now. After all the sadness and numbness and frustration, I guess I’m in a good place at the moment.

I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things, and my Fiverr is doing really well right now because I’m getting repeat clients. I’m almost at the end of my 3-month contract (on the 20th), so I MAY be having a full-time job as a content editor/content strategist. I really hope so.

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