Nita Sweeney, author of Depression Hates A Moving Target, has written her monthly newsletter for Write Now Columbus, take a look!
Still here, still in the middle of the pandemic, still writing. Most things are virtual, while zoom fatigue is very real. Harvard Business Review offers some tips. Who knew we would learn to love plain old phone calls again?
One of my sanity techniques is to change things up.
On Bum Glue Blog, I’ve begun two new post series.
For the first, Mango Publishing’s lovely and talented intern, Ashlee, created some fabulous graphics using excerpts from You Should Be Writing, the writing journal I co-authored with Associate Publisher, and award-winning author, Brenda Knight. In the first series of new posts, I riff about what each excerpt brings to mind. Here’s a sample.
In the second series, I interview authors. I’m fascinated by each author’s process and hope the answers inform your work or at least entertain.
As for my zooming, my next Writing from the Inside Out class will be on zoom this Sunday. Two weeks later I’ll be zooming to talk about Depression Hates a Moving Target at the Run Pain Free Marathon Training Summit. It’s a star-studded lineup and I’m so honored to be included. I’ll round out the month with our very own Ohioana Book Festival, another huge honor.
Did I mention zoom fatigue? No complaints here.
So far, there are 16 writing-related events on the Write Now Columbus – August 2020 calendar. With increased competition now that everything has gone virtual, I hope you will continue to support our local bookstores, groups, and agencies with your attention and dollars. They continue to provide so much for our vibrant writing community.
As always, if you hear of events, groups, workshops, please let me know. I appreciate your help!
Thank you and may you and yours be well.
How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink (Running Depression and Anxiety Therapy, Bipolar)
It’s never too late to chase your dreams. Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn’t know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink.