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Sunday, December 9, 2012

What happens now?

Now that Don't Panic has released, what's next? What is little old Lindsay going to do now?

Before I go any further, keep in mind that everything I say is how it was perceived to me. These are my thoughts and feelings. Okay? Good.

First, I'm going to share what is hopefully not a repeat of a previous post. What Don't Panic means to me and what I have planned for the future for this book are two things I'm going to discuss.

As many of you already know, DP means the world to me, more so than the Bold as Love series. Why, you ask? The BaL series has a personal element to them, as I'm sure most of my books will, but nowhere near the amount of personal DP has.

How so?

I went through nearly everything that Samantha goes through in DP. I had those pesky attacks. I had family members thinking I was faking. It wasn't until I started seeing a therapist and getting on medication that they all took me seriously. Even now though, they still don't get it. They don't understand what it means to have an anxiety attack. They don't know what it feels like and how suffocating it is. I felt alone and pondered if death would be easier. I was miserable, just like Samantha. The school wasn't cooperative as they didn't see anything wrong. I was a problem because I disrupted their everyday activity. I didn't play a sport that brought in money so it was okay not to help me. I know first hand because I seen them stick out an arm and a leg for football players, the only sport that mattered. Football ruled the school, but that's another story for another day. I could go on and on.

My point of all that is that I've been there. I know what it's like. I wanted to write a story, very similar to my own, that would show other teens that they are not alone. It may seem like it, sure, but there are people out there who have experienced just what they are experiencing. There is a difference in an anxiety disorder and everyday anxiety. You can go here to ADAA, something you will hopefully become familiar with, to learn more about that. That was my main point, though. To let teens and even adults know that they aren't the only ones experiencing this almost indescribable thing. I wanted to give hope that things would get better, because things do get better.

All of this is very close to my heart. It was so close to being unbearable for me and I can't stand the thought of another human being going through what I went through. So much so, that I've already started planning things for May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month.

That's what DP means to me and a little taste of what I have planned for this book.

Next, I'm going to talk about what is next for me as a writer.

I'm going to work on book four (tentative title of Always), a work titled Rejection, and a couple of other minor works, one that will hopefully include a paranormal. Until finals are over and I finish reading two books, I'm not going to write, if I can help it. I need a break from the intensity that comes with DP, because while I've finished writing it, I'm nowhere near finished with it. I hope to take this book to a new level.

Okay, I'm going to go now as this post is long enough. Thanks for stopping by, reading my post, and happy reading to all!

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