I’ve spent the last three days at my publisher’s home, nicknamed The Author Castle, outside of Washington, D.C. On Thursday, my book launched. Within the first 24 hours, my book ended up in the top 1,000 in the Amazon Kindle store and hit #1 in pain management in the US (#2 in Australia in the same category), #1 in disorders and diseases in Japan, #1 in chronic pain in Canada, and #1 in pain therapy in Germany. It also seems to be holding pretty strong in the high ranks for Social Sciences in both Japan and the UK. So yes, I am officially an International Best Selling Author. Continue reading “Published author, day 3”
1) I didn’t curse in my book (publisher’s rules) but I do curse in real life. You’ve been warned.
2) I’m humbled that I got to write something so personal and that now I get to share it with you all. This book, at its core, is about having an innate need to do the things we want to do while living with chronic illness and figuring out exactly how, but I’ve gotten such amazing feedback from my advance reader crew that everyone found value in it, and that means so much to me. Continue reading “My book is here!”
Hi! Been a while, friend. You haven’t seen me on the blog or YouTube because I’ve been a bit busy writing my book (!!!) which is now complete and will publish on September 1. I’ll be posting more information about that soon!
In the meantime, I wanted to share a bit of the medical stuff I’ve been going through this summer in an effort to share with anyone who has been going through anything similar. I know there are many of you who have systems that don’t seem to cooperate, who are in a lot of pain, who are constantly exhausted, who seem to be sensitive to absolutely everything – heat, food, noise, whatever else. Consider me your guinea pig. Continue reading “Eastern vs. Western Medicine”
If you’ve been privy to my little section of the internet for a while, you’re familiar with my old blog Who Made You Great, where I talk to people who are great at what they do about who helped them get there. If you’re not familiar, there are some really awesome interviews with people like Christine Edwards, Manager of the Bungie Foundation, D.R.E.S. the BEATnik, underground concierge and host extraordinaire (who you 100% know if you live in Atlanta), and Danni Washington, founder of The Big Blue and You, show host, and mermaid. They all live here on LalaJackson.com now, although I’m in the process of transferring all of the old interviews over (sit tight!). Continue reading “Make Yourself Great | The Art of Asking & Steal Like an Artist”
You wouldn’t know how much I truly enjoy the craft of writing by how much I put it off. The next 7,000 words – chapters three and four – of my book manuscript are due on Tuesday. My intention was to start on them this past Tuesday. It is now Saturday morning. I have not started.
Instead, I have Continue reading “This is me not writing my book.”