Well, I’ve been blogging right at five months now and have over 3,400 views I just established a Twitter account and a Facebook page and will be expanding on that in the months to come. The audience keeps growing; I have gained in visitors every month since October and have 33 WordPress followers so far.
I’ve completed the second draft of a manuscript of a book since working on the blog–I hope in another six months to be able to start looking for an agent after I have a solid track record with the blog. I’ve met some amazing people along the way–readers and commenters who are learning about bipolar disorder and those who are living with it as well. I thank each and every one of you for the support you’ve been giving me the past few months. I feel like I’ve finally found my audience and people to whom my writing means something. That is a great boon to a writer to know that someone is reading and cares about what you put out.
As far as my condition goes, I seem to be stabilizing a bit from earlier in the year. The obsessions have all but disappeared. I go back to my counselor in April and will get her take on how I’m holding up. I still have some challenges to work through–the end of the school year is always crowded with events and places to be and things to do. I’m going on a two-day blog hiatus starting tomorrow since I’ll be on a field trip with my youngest daughter to Chattanooga, Tennessee. That is a milestone in itself–I once thought I couldn’t travel without Bob because I was scared of being away from home and having an episode. But I see this trip as another step in my recovery. So wish me well on this trip and I’ll be back Friday!