I find that I am much happier and able to communicate better when I feel that I’m writing as Ina than I am when writing under my ‘other name’. It’s a weird piece of mindset that I feel stronger as a writer as Ina, less likely to care if I have a bad review (although don’t get me wrong, that’s still pretty horrible), and, most importantly, I feel more able to write as my authentic self using a name I wasn’t born with, married into, or adopted in any other way. What do I mean by that? I simply mean that, as Ina, I feel free to just… create. And to create my way.
Welcome to Week 2 of my mini-project, based on Carol Lloyd's book, Creating a Life Worth Living, and focusing on mindset, creativity and forging a pathway for the kind of creative life I – and other creatives – want. Last time I said how the tasks in Chapter 1 (or Week 1, the way I'm working … Continue reading Creating a life worth living: Week 2
Sometimes it feels like I spend my whole life apologising. This post comes with the apology that I really should have posted it at the weekend, but I've only just come out of a mountain of edits for other authors. So, please forgive week 1 of my 12-week series about creating a life worth living … Continue reading Creating a life worth living: Week 1