Some of you might not know that I have a support website for those who are affected by infidelity. It's called Cheaters & Broken Hearts. I've unfortunately neglected my correspondence from the site in the past several weeks because I was trying desperately to get Keeping Secrets finished and published. Since I've started writing the books, it's been really difficult to keep up with all the messages I receive, which is very frustrating to me. For example, I opened one the other night, and a woman was telling me that she was suicidal because of her cheating husband! I was mortified, thinking that I might not have seen the message, but for chance. It had been written the night before. I wrote her a long letter, and I'm hoping it made her feel better.
When I created the site, in May of 2011, I added a forum. The site was so new, there was very little traffic, so there was no one to participate in the forum. I deleted it, since there were only spammers on it. Since there is a lot more traffic now (though still not a lot), I'm thinking of trying another forum. If so, these women (mostly women) would have a place to share their experiences and help each other, and it would take some of the pressure off of me, in answering so many messages...I hope.
It's not that I don't want to help. I do want to help!! It's just that I have so many irons in the fire right now, I can't possibly do everything I'm attempting to do, and do it in the manner I want it to be done, and to do it as quickly as I want it done. It's just impossible. I'm trying to finish editing No More Skeletons, keep up with my messages on C&BH, add C&BH to more search engines and monetize it, which I have no idea how to do, write a book about infidelity, and get started rewriting a book I wrote back in 1994. All that, along with trying to figure out how to market Keeping Secrets, which, in and of itself, could be a full-time job, if done properly. I'm exhausted!
But I'm not complaining. Okay, maybe a little. But only because I'm frustrated. At least, I'm able to do what I love, which is writing. For that, and for so many other things, I'm very thankful! :)