I received this message from a fellow writer:
"I have 10-15 story/book/series ideas in partial development. Every time I have/find/make/steal time to write, my energy drops and I get sleepy/hungry/stop caring/can't think/can't focus. I know I can be motivated. I have a part time job and I show up on time, I manage my tasks, I can do the slog as well as the fun parts of my job. I just don't know how to find motivation or discipline. I don't know how to kick depression and apathy in the arse. I don't know how to kick myself. I want to write. I NEED to write... but something in me is squashing it."
The timing of this message is peculiar. Recently the topic of depression and suicide among artists has resurfaced on my radar, and it keeps leading me to think about what to do with those old blog posts I have hidden, about 150K words of intense, unsightly, and sometimes gruesome accounts of how I battled with my own depression and finally won over it.Read More