It seems that I have turned the corner out of depression, but we are by no means out of the woods yet.
As my fellow Bipolars (and those who love us) know, once we clamber up out of the trough of depression, there’s always the potential for a hypomanic or mixed episode awaiting us at the peak of the wave.
All of us have our “little things” that we tend to do when hypomanic. Some spend money foolishly. Some get hypersexual. Some get irritable, and might even get into fights.
Now, you would think that would be a good, productive way to work with hypomanic energy. I think that most of the time, it is.
The trouble I get into with writing is that I write about (and publish) things that I would never have the guts to do when depressed. And I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I’ve only been fired over it once, and that was a job I was fed up with anyway.
Here’s the thing. I need feedback from you, my readers, my friends, my fellow travelers.
I have written a very disturbing piece, more so than the one you may already know about, that appears in this Blog. It is a graphic narrative of an event in my life, a very terrible event. The telling of it comprises the first chapter of my memoir. I’be been working on it for 20 years, and I finally have this chapter where I want it.
My question for you is: should I start publishing these chapters here on Bipolar for Life, or should I start a new Blog dedicated solely to the book?