New launch and Covid-19

Frankly, what is there to say? This whole world has gone bonkers, and we’re all just trying to hang on to some scrap of normalcy.

So my launch of Kingdom of Wind & Fire is going forward as planned and will release on March 27th, 2020 (this coming Friday). The ebook is uploaded and awaiting review. The paperback won’t be far behind, but due to the current pandemic, it might take a little longer not only to be approved, but also to be printed. It is print on demand via Amazon but since it is not essential there may be a delay in printing.

So if you want to grab your copy, click here!

I plan to do a few Facebook takeovers coming up, as well as some e-book giveaways. Once I have some author copies of the book, I will also do a few signed paperback giveaways for anyone who wants one!

This Friday I’ll be doing a takeover on Rabid Book Blog’s Readers group from 3pm-5pm PST. There may be another takeover over on some other FB groups, so keep an eye on my social media for those announcements.

Check out this awesome map for the Elemental Kingdoms Series done by my friend Arielle Barels (@life.of.arielle over on Instagram).

I’m not going to stop moving forward even if the world is at a stand still. My books, story telling, and my writing are too important to me. But now more than ever if the time to support small businesses. So go out and support your favorite indie authors!!

In the meantime, I am attempting to write book two amidst all this global chaos. And if I’m being honest, it’s not going well. I am struggling to stay focused, every few minutes my brain decides it needs to have a panic attack and think about the pandemic, making writing every difficult. I’m trying to focus on smaller tasks, like writing this blog post, restructuring my outline, the outline for books three and four, and writing newsletters and making graphics.

I struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and a panic disorder. I see multiple therapists, and take emergency anxiety meds when needed. I work tirelessly on grounding techniques and overcoming past trauma, but in a situation like this, where I have absolutely no control over my own safety beyond staying home as much as possible, I can’t help but panic.

I work for a garbage company in their office, which means, that even in the case of a lock down I work for an essential service, and my job is considered essential. This means I still have a job which is amazing! But it also means I am constantly at risk, as is my family and my coworkers. And that is frustrating. I don’t have an option to keep myself isolated at home.

As you can imagine, this doesn’t help my anxiety.

So yes, writing has been very hard. But I hope the worst of my anxiety passes soon and I can get back into a routine of writing and get this book written before June.

Stay safe out there. If you are struggling as I am, I see you. I understand and empathize more than you know. We will get through this. Our world has seen so much worse. Focus on the good things coming out of this and try to take a deep breath. I know I am.

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