I am very pleased to say that Life After Lithium is almost finished, that is, the first draft of the book. I believe I have roughly 3,000 to 5,000 words remaining. The total word count is just where I want it to be. Since I first announced what the chapter titles were I have changed around a few chapters, moving them and re-titling. I added a number of new chapters.
I hadn’t realized I was this close to completion. Next week I will have longer blocks of free time to work on the book. I don’t believe I will finish next week because of pressing tasks I need to complete, including paying bills and calculating my taxes.
I hope my book pisses off a lot of people, especially those who are totally convinced that no patient can ever leave the System. I hope to piss off anyone who believes in the validity of psych diagnoses. At the same time I hope to encourage anyone who wants to leave or is doubting the System. I hope the book paves the way for more survivors by showing an example of someone who succeeded.