These past two weeks, I took a break from promoting “Mental (2018)” because I was hospitalized for a severe depressed episode of Bipolar I.
I found a new hospital in The Woodlands, TX that offers yoga, art and music therapy and intensive psychotherapy in which to pass the time while my doubled dose of Lithium went into effect.
My Lithium levels were originally dropped this past July while I was doing TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatments for depression and mania. They appeared to be working, so my neuropsychiatrist dropped my Geodon and Lithium. Perhaps because I stopped six treatments shy of completion due to severe migraines, or perhaps because the treatments actually provided no relief, I have been cycling in an extreme way between mania and depression for at least three months now. Luckily, the doubling of my Lithium levels proved successful and I am feeling optimistic and calm again now.
I am happy to resume promoting “Mental (2018)” again this week. The results of the two weeks’ worth of promoting work I put in are somewhat promising. I earned approximately 700 followers to http://Amazon.com/author/mariekjohnston, where you can read posts from http://www.MarieKjohnston.com and http://www.MentalbyMarieKJohnston.com, as well as my official online biography and click a link to buy the eBook ($2.99) or the First Edition paperback ($12.99). I also sold 15 copies of “Mental (2018).” Not bad for only two weeks of work!
The reception I have received on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter has been quite promising, as well. I thank my growing audience!
I am currently working on two big projects to improve upon the First Edition of “Mental (2018)”:
-new cover art
-a re-edited Second Edition.
Here’s a sneak peak of one beginning of a cover art painting:
Stay tuned for updates as I plan to have the edits and cover art done by this Friday at the latest, and will then unveil the new Second Edition to you in a blitz of a promotional campaign!