Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- My first book ended its ebook exclusivity period with Amazon, so I listed it on several other bookselling sites. It should have been a pretty easy process, but it didn’t quite turn out that way. Apple Books gave it a wonky title; I thought I’d take the book down until the correction I made took effect, but I couldn’t actually find a way to do so. Not what I would have expected given that I’m normally a big Apple fan. Then there was Kobo, who emailed me to say my book was published… except it wasn’t yet. Hmm.
- I upgraded to the WordPress business plan and have been spending copious amounts of time trying to figure shit out. I have no regrets, though, about going this route rather than self-hosted. I don’t do well with processing a lot of new information at once, and at least the business plan dumbs it down to a moderately accessible level. Still, reading about things like CSS and structured data makes my eyes glaze over as my depression brain says quite firmly “I don’t do that.”
- A post I did at the beginning of July looking for a few more contributors to my book has recently been getting a ton of views and likes this week. I’m not sure why a post that’s over a month old is so busy. And speaking of the book, Kindle Create is driving me batty. It’s the software used to create ebooks for Amazon, and it sucks. Grr.
- I’ve been dealing with a ton of fruitflies. They like to hang out and breed under the guinea pigs’ bedding. Because who wouldn’t love living with pee and poop?
- The weather’s been pretty hot here the last couple of weeks, and when it’s hot I sweat. If this goes on long enough, my electrolytes get out of whack, which throws my lithium level out of whack. This has happened before, and each time I don’t connect the dots until I’m feeling really dizzy and generally sick. So bring on the salty snacks and the coconut water. I used to use Gatorade for that purpose, but it turns out coconut water has lots of potassium without too much sugar, plus I like it better, so it’s a good substitution.
How has your week been?
My new book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, with contributions from members of the mental health blogging community, will be released on September 9. My first book, Psych Meds Made Simple, is available on Amazon and other ebook retailers.