When the clock strikes 6pm tonight the Launch Party is officially on. I know you’re wondering where you can get tickets and if there will be free booze. I’m afraid this is not that kind of party, it’s the kind where you don’t have to leave the house. Perfect for introverts! You can celebrate by the light of the TV as you relax on your sofa with a glass of Wolf Blass Or you can invite a bunch of friends over and take turns reading this blog aloud. Wouldn’t that be cool?
Starting tonight and ending at the same time on Thursday, February 28th I will be giving away a copy of the ebook 100 Ways to Get Through Rough Times to every person who subscribes to this blog as a thank you for supporting a positive mental health initiative.
To find out more about this project have a look at the about page and feel free to send me an e-mail using the form if you have any questions or comments. I’ve opened up commenting for this post if you’d like to leave a note there instead. Any kind of feedback is appreciated. Unless it’s really nasty, then you can keep that sh*t to yourself.
What is All This About Anyway?
For those who don’t know the back story or for those who have forgotten, I am in the process of recovering from Postpartum Depression (PPD). For those who didn’t know I had a kid, oops I thought you knew. Sorry, I just don’t get out much. Anyway, as my mood started to improved I was inspired by a blog post from James Altucher to make a list of ideas as a way to exercise my mushy brain and get some tone back.
Based on my current situation I decided to really challenge myself and come up with a list of 100 ways to get through rough times. I thought it might take a few weeks or even a month to generate that many ideas. It took a few days. I was so excited by the process and the ideas (hey, I thought they were good at the time and I still do) I decided to elaborate on each idea and turn it into a little book. Writing became a powerful way to transform how I was thinking and feeling about my situation as well as a way to help others who might be going through something similar.
As of today the book is complete and I’ve gone through the first round of editing. It still needs to be proofread and formatted. I also need to tweak the cover. You can see the working cover design on the right – your honest feedback on that is also appreciated. Don’t worry about offending me, you couldn’t possibly be more offensive than some of the design clients I’ve had. Because I look after my son full-time and work on the book and this blog when I can squeeze it in, there is no projected release date for the book so don’t hold your breath. It’ll get done when it gets done.
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