It's September but in Texas, we are still figuring out how to cool off in 100 degree weather. I've been itching to take my fall decor out, but I can't find the motivation to pull out fake pumpkins and autumn leaves when I'm clearly drenched in sweat.
Looking back on June - August goals:
1.) Work on self - promotion more and not apologize for it. Did I actually do any type of promoting? My blank royalty checks say no (I get an email and a breakdown for the month). I haven't been feeling motivated to do these either. But I need money and I'm sure my indie publisher would appreciate if I put in any effort!
2.) READ. I read quite a bit this summer. 6 books total: 5 fiction, 1 nonfiction. The
This reminded me that I needed to do the reviews for all of them.
3.) REVIEW. see above. However, they are on goodreads, so does that count??
3.) Work on one short story with my little girl. Sadly, we never did get to work on our short story together. She did start a little cartoon about it!
I miss writing, in general. I haven't had much success in getting into the "mindset." Perhaps, I need to start just journaling or writing a few minutes a day, to get in the habit of writing. I'll go ahead and revisit some of my goals though.
1.) Actually work on self-promotion.
2.) Read and catch up on my reviews.
3.) Visit a writing critique/group. Perhaps being surrounded by other writers will get me motivated enough to write!
Other things to motivate: inquire about the pieces that were accepted for publication but haven't heard back from the publishers, even though they've said they'll get back to me in August.
That's all for now.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
As we are winding down from summer and looking towards fall and winter, please know that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a reminder to be kind to yourself and to the people around you. You never know what someone is going through. We cover up all sorts of pain and madness to fit in.
Know that you are not alone.
**the following information below was taken from NAMI**
I'm always here, if you need me. I hope you know that. I'm not a trained counselor, but I can listen and offer a shoulder. Whether you want to reach out via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or private message me on any of my social media handles on twitter, instagram or facebook, please reach out.
I drink too much coffee, read too many book, and in between raising miracle babies, I find time to write.
Leila Tualla's books on Goodreads
ratings: 14 (avg rating 4.00)
Storm of Hope: God, Preeclampsia, Depression and me
ratings: 11 (avg rating 4.36)
The Light Leads to Love
ratings: 8 (avg rating 4.50)
We Are Not Alone: An Anthology for Mental Health Awareness
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)