Reaching for your dreams
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One of the few things that tends to inspire a lot of smiles in our house is success stories – especially if those success stories are writers or other artists that live with bipolar. As many of you know, I’m at Uni right now – and I graduate (finally) with what I hope to be a 2:1. Also of note is the fact that Glass Block, my first novel, is finally coming out in the next few weeks.
One of the things that I’ve learned is that if you don’t fight for your dreams, you won’t get them. Often I’ve been told, especially by people that I thought would support me, that I should just surrender to the inevitable – allow them to hospitalise me, and stop writing. I’ve refused on several notable occassions, though I try not to dwell too much.
I’d love to encourage anyone that’s thinking of chasing anything to do so – our dreams are what powers our happiness after all. There are scams out there, but if you’re careful and listen to your freinds and family, they’ll probably help you to protect yourself.
And without further ado, I thought I’d show off Glass Block and let you know where you can ‘fan’ me on Facebook, if it’s your cup of tea.
When Big Brother fell out of popularity in the early part of the 21st century it was replaced with ever more ‘realistic’ reality TV shows, till the need for this was replaced with a need for fantasy. In an attempt to resurrect the old format some die hard fans filmed themselves locked in with a recently released murderer. The person to get out got the money from the stream sales at the end. Needless to say they were slaughtered.
Word of this spread on the internet and a ‘sanctioned’ version by the UCPS (United coalition of Prison Services) was established. Brought in from Darkness, one of the cities providing most of the prisoners, most of which he’d been responsible for collaring, Elliot Peters is forced into a nightmare world where the walls are made of glass and people vote as to whether you survive.