Redesign in progress. Please pardon temporary wierdness.

Friday, October 9, 2009

My book is finished.
It looks great.
So, how come I'm not happy?

Postpartum depression (also called postnatal depression) is a kind of depression which affects some women, and even men, shortly after the birth of a child. Symptoms include sadness, anxiety, and irritability.

I started writing my book Become a Real Self Publisher in January.

Yesterday -- strangely nine months later -- I received and happily approved the final proof. The book should be on sale in a few days.

Later today I should receive the first proof of my next book, Stories I'd Tell My Children (but maybe not until they're adults).

This morning -- as on most other days -- I was at my computer at 4 a.m.

But for the first time in nine months I did not have a book to write or to edit.

I feel strangely sad, almost useless.

It's not that I have nothing to do, because I always have lots to do.

But I can't do what I usually do, and what I always want to do early in the morning.

Maybe I'll start writing another book.

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(photo from ehow.com)


  1. Maybe you should get laid.

  2. I know exactly how you feel. I have been working on this one project for a couple of months now and it is finally coming to a close I have started to think about what I should begin on next. I wish you the best in pursuing your next project.