Update 10 May 2021

 It has been a very difficult month. As some of you know, my car died on me on a remote country road and getting it repaired wiped out my savings. 

My self-esteem is pretty shaky at the best of times and it really took a hit when I thought back on all the stupid things that I did in the past and the fact that I never managed to save any money. I have ADHD and high levels of anxiety plus complex PTSD. I also tend to experience imposter syndrome whenever I feel like I'm doing well with anything. In other words, I'm a hot mess.

I almost quit both writing and reviewing. I'm still having a lot of trouble making myself do book promotions.

It took me six weeks to review a short, easy-to-read book.

I finally finished the book review and have started writing again.

Any suggestions for free or inexpensive ways to promote my work would be greatly appreciated.

I'm honestly still recovering from the bullshit relating to the 2.5-star rating on Goodreads. I eradicated all of the Carnal Invasion books and have wiped the slate clean. 

I know that "writers are supposed to have a thick skin."

I don't. Inside my hard exterior is a mushy, worthless interior that is easily wounded.

I hate the idea that only happy, confident people can succeed or are worth anything.

I don't think I'm ever going to get my shit together.

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry. And sadly relate only too well. I have virtually NO self confidence. About anything.


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