So, I know that my depression worsens after summer. I had hoped writing and posting stories every week would build momentum enough to carry my through to November when it gets really busy at my retail job. I had planned on taking like half of November and December off from posting stories for the holidays. But here I am in September(not even officially fall) and I can’t focus, I’m having trouble sleeping, I’m getting migraines at a higher rate(this is due to the weather not depression but it isn’t helping).
Basically I can’t keep up with the pace I set for myself during the summer.
So I’m going to try halving my output for September and October. Instead of three stories every week(twelve a month), I’m going to post three stories every other week(six a month).
In November, my output might drop to zero because of the holiday rush and stay that way until January when regular posting will most likely resume. That might be a good time devote to editing some stories into a small ebook. I’ve been meaning to do that but writing the weekly stories has been the priority up til now.
I know it may seem like a sudden change but this is something I’ve dealt with for years. I didn’t know how my plans for posting stories regularly would be effected by my seasonal depression. This is still the first year of what I plan to be a life long endeavor. This year I have to slow down in the fall and probably stop during the winter. Next year might be the same or it might be better.