What to look forward to from CC Lepki
Hey everyone! Welcome to CC Writes; my name is CC Lepki. If you’ve been following me for a while, than you’re probably pretty familiar with all the things I do, but for those new friends and followers that are just showing up, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m a tragedy writer from Indiana. I’ve written two novels, a non-fiction analysis of the Deadpool Killogy, and more grant applications than I can possibly count. For a while, I’ve been sharing videos on YouTube and doing live streams on Twitch where I do writing sprints, writing challenges, and give advice about writing. I really love what I do, and I hope you love it, too. But today, I’m not here to talk about the past: I want to look ahead to what the future has in store!
Next month, on May 15th, 2021, I’m planning to launch my latest book, fine. My new book is about a teenage girl named Syd and her dark spiral into depression, substance use, and self-hatred. This book is really intense, to say the least, and I’m really proud of the work that I’ve done to make it come to life. Honestly, writing the book was a major challenge. As someone who suffers from major anxiety and depression, Syd’s problems really resonated with me. I ended up putting a lot of my own fears and anxieties into the story, and so I really hope everyone ends up loving it as much as I do.
I still have a lot of work to do: I’m in the middle of creating my author website, building a launch team for my book, and doing all of the last minute work that’s necessary for making a successful book. I really want to be able to release it by mid-May for once specific reason: May is mental health awareness month, and not only is my book about a person suffering from mental illness, but it is also meant to teach people about the red flags of suicide ideation. Making sure that people can identify a person in crisis is really important to me, but I also want to ensure that they have the resources they need to persuade people to seek help and refer them to appropriate services. For that reason, I’m also including a mental health resource packet at the end of my book, along with a few nice resources that people suffering from mental illness and people in crisis can use to help cope with what they’re going through.
In the past, I worked as a grant writer for a behavioral health organization, and my time there left a lasting impression on me and my work. I would love nothing more than to have the tragedies that I write help people in some way. If nothing else, I hope that the people who read my stories are able to achieve some sort of emotional catharsis. That, after all, is what tragedy is for.
One more thing that you have to look forward to from me: more blog posts! I may not be very regular about my blog posts, but I’ll do my best to share news about my work and post some of my favorite videos from YouTube. Stay tuned on that front, as well. I’m hoping to make a book trailer and some other promotional materials for my new book.
Thank you so much for dropping by. See you later!