Bipolar Writer MIA Again

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Loneliness in Bipolar and Writing

I apologize that it has been so long since I posted on my blog for bipolar and other mental illnesses.  My time has been divided between bipolar episodes and writing.

I have to say it up front, I will continue to have periods of no contact with the blog.  I have bipolar 1 which is a huge cycle.  And now have new writing assignments that wake me up in the middle of the night or keep me up late.

Cycles of Symptoms

My bipolar cycle shuts down any and all writing.  The cycles are mainly monthly.  It is almost like “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray starring in it as a pompous meteorologist.  Just like Bill Murray experiencing the same day over and over again, I experience the same symptoms every month at the same time.

I have mood swings every day where I hang out on the manic side of the spectrum.  There are certain periods during the month that I am a bitch.  Plain and simple.  Rage rises up within me and I am like a volcano waiting to explode.  It takes praying to God to keep me from going off the deep end.  Without Him by my side, there would be holes in the walls, a wrecked SUV, a broken marriage and me in jail.

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My hallucinations cycle through every month as well.  I had a hallucination that woke me up the other night.  Voices from a large group bled through our neighbor’s wall into my bedroom.

New Writing Assignments

Over the past couple months, I have been invited to be a guest blogger or simply write articles.  I have been hired by Blasting News!  I did not write about mental health.  Nope!  I wrote a 2,000 word review on DWTS.  It was a great exercise in researching and writing for a different audience.  The assignment really stretched me as a writer.

I am also preparing a piece for Psych Central.  They have a blog site as well as a library on-line.  My plan is that I will send material for both.

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Prayer

I need prayers for this next blog called Healthy Place.  Friday, I submitted my third article.  The first two were rejected.  Please pray that the decision makers will see the potential in my writing and the impact it would make on their readers.  Thanks!

Now those three above are paid websites.  I have a number of nonpaying websites that I am submitting to also.  And there are many more paying websites and magazines to write for.

Mental Illness Conference in D.C.

I applied to be a conference speaker at a mental illness conference summer 2018.  Pray for God’s will.

Thank you for your patience,

Amy

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