Write Now Columbus – February 2021

Write Now Columbus – February 2021

Write Now Columbus – February 2021

Dear Writers:

My running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target, just “badged” again.

DHAMT #1 Bestseller in Bipolar






Badged? What’s that?”

I didn’t know it was a thing until my editor emailed me the first time it earned a “#1 New Release” badge. The “badge” is that orange “#1 Best Seller” banner under the 4.6 stars.

But what the heck does it mean?

Well, for at least an hour (Amazon refreshes hourly,) the ebook of Depression Hates a Moving Target, sold more ebooks than any other ebook in the bipolar disorder category, more even than Carrie Fisher’s memoir, The Princess Diaries.

DHAMT #1 Best Seller Category List







It looks good and, frankly, it is good. But it is also a bit of an illusion.

Does that make me a “best selling author?” Only on Amazon. And only for the ebook. Only in the bipolar disorder category. And only for the period of time that badge stays.

Now, if it floated at #1 in the bipolar category for more than a few days (three days is its record) or if it hit #1 in a bunch of categories at the same time or if it rose to the top 100 of all ebooks, then I might call myself a “best selling author.”

For now, I’ll enjoy the pretty little orange badge for as long as it lasts.


Tami is preoccupied with good cause. She sent a sweet note:

Howdy all. Tami here. As I write this, I am a week away from undergoing partial knee reconstruction surgery. I figured I should get it done during the winter so I can get out and about when Spring comes. And yes, it will come!

Please know we welcome your feedback about the newsletter.

Nita and I can be reached at writenowcolumbus@gmail.com.


Notice the new email address. Eventually, as your donations allow, we will move Write Now Columbus to its own website.


Which brings me to YOU. Thank you so much to each of you who donated and to those of you who inquired about paying for a subscription to help us pay the expenses. We’re still researching the best subscription options since the ones we’ve found so far charge large fees.

In the meantime, if you feel moved to contribute, just click DONATE and it will take you to a page with a paypal button. Or you can email Nita for an address to send a check. We spend every penny toward keeping the site up and running.


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Events have picked up a bit as I believe businesses and colleges are figuring out more about pandemic life. We have 27 events on the calendar to date and will add any more that we learn of as the month goes on.

We added two events that are NOT this month, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops. They occur in June and July, but we wanted to alert you that applications are open now.

If you know of an event we haven’t listed, please email Tami and I at writenowcolumbus@gmail.com and we will add it. And if we can do anything else to help you, please reach out.

Thanks always for reading and have a great month!

~ Nita

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