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I’m rushing headlong towards the release of the novel – how do I feel?

I really don’t know.

My brain is doing it’s usual thing – I’m know I’m getting excited, so it is shutting down my emotion. As the day looms closer, I become more detached. It is oddly paradoxical. But, I suppose, on some level it is a good thing. I’m not turning into a useless ball of excited energy at least – so that’s one thing.

In reality, the actual book release is still a month off – June 28th. But I know it will be here fast, in the scope of things, and that time will be filled with things related to it. For example, on Monday, we do the promo release and then reviews from the ARC will start to pop up all during the month.

I have to get the prizes for the release party together and done in that time as well. Again, good reason to have my mind dictating my emotion…or lack of them. I think what I’m offering for prizes during the Facebook release party are pretty good; a book-marker, e-version of the novel, prints of the cover art (signed by both the artist, Luke Spooner, and myself), and a signed print version.

I am still also in a sort of state of denial – I suppose that isn’t too uncommon. Maybe holding the actual paperback in my hand will help make it real. This has been one weird trip and it’s not done yet. I wouldn’t change a thing about it though.

 

From this ARTICLE:


“He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.””

It’s short, to the point – and scary.

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

He also adds that mental and physical health should be treated hand in hand, and not as two separate entities. Considerable money has been spent researching and educating the public about the dangers of tobacco, and Fazel believes a similar approach should be taken with mental health.

“People with mental health problems are among the most vulnerable in society,” Fazel continues. “This work emphasizes how crucial it is that they have access to appropriate healthcare and advice, which is not always the case. We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking.”
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/mental-illness-associated-shorter-lifespan-more-heavy-smoking#U5F9Vps3rRUxR42M.99

I got my new tattoo yesterday. The session ran longer than we thought it would , and the end result was different than originally planned. The end result was, however, amazing.

I’m sore from all the hours of work my skin had to put up with, and swollen but I have a wicked tat to show for it.

Tattoo

The words ‘ behind, between, and beyond the body’ have two meanings for me. First, it is a line that I use, in each novel, to describe where the energy comes from which fuels my protagonists magic. Second, it is how I feel about the act of writing for me – where the words themselves come from.

This is why it makes such a great tattoo to commemorate getting my debut novel accepted and published.

I seem to be a slight bit off kilter, my brain doesn’t seem to be aligned with itself quite perfectly. Time has gone a little wibbly, without the wobbly.

I don’t know if it’s just the day, a spike in my brain causing my medication levels to be a bit off, or that things got out of whack when I awoke from a horrid dream (even for me – who has nothing but bad dreams) and stayed up for a half an hour in the middle of the night, to try and rid the lingering tendrils of it from my mind.

Whatever be the case, the result is a feeling of not quite with it.

I didn’t bother even trying to write yet this morning – this blog post is enough of a linear strain on the brain.

I hope this just drifts away, and I can be productive this afternoon. I want to get somewhere close to 1k written in the fourth White Dragon Black series and stab away at the new short story – oh, yeah… I started another short story yesterday. Sorry should have mentioned.

So lets hope the fog lifts and the hemispheres of my brain re-align. I have words waiting for me.

Helen Redmond writes for Al Jazeera, AlterNet, and the Socialist Worker. She is a licensed clinical social worker, an expert in addiction, and an adjunct faculty at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University.

Here is the link to the article – READ IT!