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Elliot came out to play – Nano day 14

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Elliot came out to play – Nano day 14

Nov 14, 2009 | Writing, Nanowrimo, Novels | 1 comment

Glass wall

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On Sunday, while I was in the coffee-shop at one of our ‘during the day’ meets, Elliot, a character from one of my big novel serials, Darkness, decided that enough was enough – if I was having a crisis of confidence about the rest of my writing, that he’d fill in the gaps.   That was on the 8th, and in the last almost week (with a day off for my birthday on Thursday) and I’ve written 20k.  Being fair, Glass Block, the book that started it all, was originally written in 2003 (which means, technically, I’m cheating).  I’m quite happily writing away now.

There’s a big announcement coming in the next few weeks too – so watch this space 😉

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P is for Psychosis #realmentalhealth #mondayblogs #nomorestigma

This is one of my harder blog posts to write, because though I talk – a lot – about the impact my mental health has on my day to day life, and has done for a while, I’m pretty sure that this is the bit no one really understands, causes the most…misunderstanding and I hope, because I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, they can’t relate to. If you didn’t know that psychosis was a feature of my mental health diagnosis, or didn’t understand if you’d heard it mentioned before now, please…don’t start changing your opinion of me. That’s the biggest reason those of us with serious mental health issues aren’t as open as society needs. Because we lose people.