As my regular readers will know from my last post, I was almost ready to quit writing about mental illness this week!
I felt so run-down and exhausted with trying to get an agent to take on my important self-help/memoir that I almost decided to throw the towel in entirely!
But then I had some amazing messages and (although I knew I would never walk away completely) it has inspired me to keep writing!
Thank you everyone - it makes such a difference to know that my efforts are not in vain, even if the literary world do not listen to me or reply to my submissions!
Anyway, I am not going to write much today, I am going to let my interview with Smile Radio do the talking which was recorded for World Bipolar Day (today 30th March 2022).
I brought up a lot of important points in this recording and although I'm garbling away at speed (I knew a 20 min interview would never be nearly enough!), there are lots of discussion points to build on in future posts and interviews.
You can access the recording on the podcasts page. Please let me know what you think!
I have also had a piece published in The Corinthian which is my old school magazine and I've added that to the press page too.
I am literally a writer, PR manager, web designer, marketing pro, social media expert, survivor, walking miracle, journalist ... I am actually quite employable!
...But all I want is to get my bloody book published!
So....I am heading to the London Book Fair on Tuesday in the vain hope of finding an agent (brown nosing and begging one to take my book on) so if anyone else is going, I'd love to meet up!
If anyone wants to know what they can do for a bipolar sufferer today then do this:
Go to their house, hug them, tell them they are LOVED, tell them they are literally AMAZING FOR HOLDING ON THROUGH THE PAIN AND AGONY! Tell them you are so THANKFUL that they have made such a courageous effort to stay alive! Shower them with gifts and cards and reassure them that you will always be there for them!
Thanks for reading,
Speak to you soon,