Well it’s been a bit over a month since A Lunatic’s Guide to Interplanetary Relationships has been published as an ebook. After a few minor complications it’s now also available in paperback. I received the sample book two days ago and it felt amazing to hold it in my hand and see my words on actual paper.
It truly has been a journey with plenty of blood sweat and tears along the way. I’ve somehow balance writing books with an array of medical stuff. Not only that I’m finishing up book 2: A Demigoddesses Guide to Interplanetary Parenting and it’s not far from going to my Editor and Publisher and book 3: A Demigoddesses Guide to Inter-dimensional in Laws in in progress. I’m only up and functioning for just over half a day so I have to make sure my time counts. No making excuses even though there’s always plenty I could legitimately rely on, and day after day it adds up. Viola. I’ve achieved something out of a situation I have no control over. The pain and my disease continues to degenerate, and no amount of writing will change that. However I can change how I deal with it and still achieve goals.
I’m not saying every chronically ill/disabled person should model themselves on me, I’m pretty tough on myself and incredibly determined. What I am saying is there’s still a spark in your, something you can reach for and work towards. While you may be limited physically and even in some ways mentally you are not useless. You have just as much worth as you did before but now you have to really dig deep to find it and make changes.
I could lay down, wallow and fester in my home making myself and everyone else around me miserable. Or I can get out on my scooter, use my walker, wheel chair or walking stick whichever I require that day and get out. Say hello to other people, soak in some sunshine or sneak in through the back of Bunnings Nursery and buy a pretty plant my husband can plant for me. Like so much in life it’s all about perspective. If you think your life sucks, it’s going to suck. If you think you’re going to have a great day, no prizes for guessing what can happen.
Throw away your excuses on why you haven’t finished or started something you want to do. Talking and thinking about it doesn’t equate to actually doing it. It’s so much fun to challenge yourself and you never know where it or you is going to end up.
Until the next time live up to your potential, and stay tuned to see what I have a go at next
Lastly for those who’d like to buy my first book here’s the links: