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.
- - - - -
(photo from ehow.com)