It's been over a year since I was active on CCOR. It has been a wonderful year. I've stayed positive and optimistic and I achieved some major goals. I wrote 2 books. They both got published and they are selling well. The third one is finished and it will be be published at the beginning of next year. The publishing company decided that one of the books is going to be translated in 2 languages (english and german). I am excited about that. In the past year I've spend a lot of time promoting the books, spending time with children (libraries, kindergartens, schools, different events). It's quite overwhelming.
I have a major 5 day book even in december and I already feel sick. So many different people, critics, backstabbing people ...
I am under so much stress, that I don't know what to do. I am so afraid of potential negative comments. They would kill me.
I am not healthy anymore. I gained a lot of weight (I am not obese, but I am not fit anymore either). I'm stress eating all the time and I only get about 4 hours of sleep a night. Because I like to spend a lot of time with my kids, so I rather write at night!
I love writing. I love my language. It's a dream come true, but I didn't know how stressful I'd be when it comes to promoting the book.
I am back here. I will be starting season 3 on Monday.
I need to live a healthy life.
I need to continue learning.
I need to continue writing.
I need to learn how to deal with stress.
And so on and so on.
I will stop complaining now. It's good to be back. :)