Depression and Writing Struggles

Pretty well sums up the viscous cycle depression can be. Especially hard to deal with during the “holidays” when everyone expects you to be “jolly”.

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Over the years I’ve occasionally mentioned that I’ve been depressive since childhood. I don’t tend to talk about it much because there’s a certain stigma attached to any kind of mental illness, including depression, which many people think you should just be able to snap out of and brush off your shoulder.

My depression tends to happen in cycles. For weeks, months, I’ll feel… mostly good. Mostly positive. Then my mood takes a sudden downturn, and for weeks, maybe months, I become mired under this dark, crushing weight. But then, usually, the upswing starts. I come out of it and I go back to my normal (for lack of a better term).

A few weeks ago I scared some people when I vanished from most of my social media accounts for a good week or so. I didn’t mean to cause anyone concern, but it was as if my brain…

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Hi. My Name Is Lisa and I’m a Straight Woman Who Reads Gay Fiction.

Absolutely 100% agree with this post. The “Dirty Discourse” article mentioned was just outright insulting to all female readers of the MM Romance genre.

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My Two Cents

See the title of this blog post? Kind of stating the obvious, yes? But it’s not something I’m ashamed to admit. I’ve had gay friends since high school, worked in the airline industry where a vast majority of my guy friends were gay, and read quite a few “gateway” books in the mainstream romance genre in my lifetime, so when I lucked into a book called Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville, the concept of two men being in a relationship wasn’t new to me. When I proceeded to find a community of readers and authors who shared the same love of reading these books, I felt as though I’d finally found a place where I belonged.

There’s an article (Warning: some of the associated photos are NSFW) that popped up quite a lot on my Facebook Newsfeed yesterday, an editorial piece by an anonymous author, a gay man…

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Supreme Court Justice Didn’t Know Marriage Can’t Legally Involve Churches or Religion

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via Supreme Court Justice Didn’t Know Marriage Can’t Legally Involve Churches or Religion.

 

 

*shakes head in disbelief *. He didn’t know that religion did not play a part in marriage??  Really?

1+1+marriage license + notary + witness + witness + filing completed license @courthouse = marriage?

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Dear American Christians

Dear American Christians.

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What Would You Do For Money? – A GayRomLit Guest Post And Giveaway by Edmond Manning

What Would You Do For Money? – A GayRomLit Guest Post And Giveaway by Edmond Manning.

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Fic Rec

Fic Rec.

 

*sniffles* great angsty piece.

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Overwhelmed

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I said it on Facebook last night, and I’ll say it again: you have all struck me speechless with the love and support you’ve all given Fen and me. He and I spent yesterday in a bit of shock. For three years, this was our dirty little secret (not as secret as we thought, but pffft) and we feared the same kind of fall out we’ve gotten in real life. We should have given you far more credit in a genre built on acceptance, where love is love and you want stories where gender doesn’t matter.

You are the best of humanity and I’m proud to be a part of it.

It’ll take me days to get back to those who messaged me, but please be patient. I will.

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