Category: Mental Health

  • Tarnished Crowns
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    Tarnished Crowns

    It’s hard to write when anxious. I was already having issues with anxiety before the word “pandemic” became a daily concern, before I started to worry if my day job would exist six months down the line, after the repercussions from a near-total shutdown of the economy hits us. I dissociate into books. They have…

  • Mid-Year Updateyness

    I’m writing again. I had a bit of an epiphany on where I wanted to go with the┬áBreathing Whisky universe and am roughly 15k words into the new novel. It’s going fairly well, with some hiccups, and friends are cheering me along. It’s hard, I’m coming out of one of the worst writing droughts of…

  • Like to the lark at break of day arising
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    Like to the lark at break of day arising

    I am feeling a touch more optimistic this morning. Maybe it’s that my mom – after two weeks of hell for both of us – has had a stretch of three good days, including Christmas. Maybe it’s that I woke up sandwiched between two dapper, cuddly gentlemen and a beautiful lady (my cats, in their…

  • The Uneasy Balance between Staying Informed and Staying Sane

    The news cycle these days is enough to give you whiplash. It’s like being under siege, like one of those horrible missions on any given RTS game where you have to survive for a period of time while the game throws waves upon waves of enemies in your direction. Winning isn’t an option, survival is…