• RachelLeighWills


I'm six weeks out from the release of Soundtrack Of A Misfit. This is a busy and overwhelming time. I am ready to be done with edits and to-do's. In my therapy practice, I often teach clients about dialectics. A dialectic is like a conundrum with polar opposites, such as Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader, Ying and Yang or feeling fear and excitement simultaneously. This is exactly how I feel about where I'm at with my memoir. I'm so over myself, rewrites and the emotional energy it's taken to write the book. But I'm ecstatic that it's really happening! It helps that I have a strong support team. I'm especially grateful to Ken The Book Coach for being a supportive writing coach/editor cum cheerleader.

I'm also grateful for a new friend on LinkedIn, Ana-Maria for encouraging me to embrace my bravery. She is posting 30 videos in 30 days. I'm used to seeing myself online in therapy sessions and in recovery meetings but recording videos of myself is a different ball game. I'm still feeling it out. But I did make my first video today and am sharing it with you.

Love and light,

Rachel Leigh

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  • RachelLeighWills

Good morning from chilly MOCO, MD. Hopefully this warms you up if you need it or at least puts a smile on your face. It's my interview on smashwords.

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This is going to be short. I have been working on designing my website (already in its second rendition) since 12 PM EST and it is suddenly 5 PM. I am ravenous and my hips hurt because I have been so hyper-focused that I've hardly moved.

My husband's had the TV on and I've heard Craig Laughlin and Joe Beninati's voices in the dim recesses of my consciousness. We're in the third period and losing. I only know this because I just asked what period we're in. I also just looked up for the first time since sitting down. When I began editing earlier, it was ominous out and I saw the largest, fluffiest snow flakes of my life. The sun is preparing to set so it's a blinding, yellow orb topped with one supercloud.

It's been a productive day. It began with connecting to girlfriends and purchasing ISBN's for my book. And I managed to reach out to someone who is helping me design a book cover. I'm powering off the computer and giving myself permission to eat a pbj on a low-carb tortilla. This might offset the chocolate lava cake truffles I snacked on while writing. But hey, a writer needs her sustenance and I have few vices these days.

Rachel Leigh

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