Apr 18, 2020
Authors! I'm Valerie Ihsan, and
Episode 33 of the podcast and it's April 17, 2020 as I record
Main Topic: Healthy Grieving When Things Aren't
But first the personal update segment:
- INSTEAD of the hard launch of Focus and Finish (valerieihsan.com/focus), I've
opened up my schedule to individual coaching sessions to support
authors through this weird and unsettling time. A lot of people are
unfocused right now and may appreciate the chance to talk and get a
few priorities identified, so they can get back to work-at-home.
Especially helpful to those who haven't worked at home up until
now. This service isn't offered on my website, but you can go to my
scheduler tool valerieihsan.as.me to book a
one-hour session. It's $150 and will go toward the cost of Focus
and Finish, if you decide to go that route.
- I'M READING: In fiction, MY BOOK, The Scent of Apple
Tea (because I want to write a second epilogue involving Kyle after
he goes home after the story ends--exclusively for my mailing
list). Non-fiction: Better Than Before: mastering
the habits of our everyday lives by Gretchen Rubin.
- Writing update: I finished going through the hardcopy of And
Then There Was Me: a memoir , doing a macro pass. Next up is to
implement the changes into my Scrivener file and start fleshing out
scenes and working in the transitions.
- PATREON: This
podcast is sponsored by my patrons at Patreon.com/valerieihsan. I'd
like to remind everybody that for as low as a $1/mo, you can get a
shout out on the podcast and a monthly connections video,
and at other tiers, the benefits increase--free books, free
editing, and free coaching. Become a patron of the arts, and of me!
Find me at Patreon.com/valerieihsan.
- AND because of my still unresolved Audacity/Mac challenges, I
have a PUSH GOAL of raising my Patreon support up another $29/mo.
This will pay for the podcasting service, Alitu, that will help me
to create the kind of professional podcast product that I want to
continue providing for you. So, tell your friends about the podcast
and check out my Patreon page and consider becoming a Patron of the
Arts (and this podcast) TODAY, or consider upping your pledge if
you are already a supporter. Again, Thanks so much. I really
appreciate your support.
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And now: Healthy Grieving When Things Aren't Great
- I chose this topic because I'm seeing a lot of people in my
community talking about not being able to read anymore. Folks that
just can't focus on the words and stay in a story
- Being in a global pandemic is stressful. There is no doubt
about it. Whether you are at risk for getting the virus or not, the
change in our routines and circumstances is stressful. Stress and
grief go hand-in-hand. Or they can.
- So that's why I wanted to give you some tips on how to grieve
in healthy ways during these uncertain times.