This feels like it’s become a thing of mine–announcing I’m coming back, coming back for a couple weeks, and then leaving again. It’s not that I don’t want to keep all of you updated. It’s that, like for all of us, 2020 has been one hell of a year. On top of that, having an… Read More 2020 is almost behind us
My spoons, are GONE. Meaning it’s time to take a few steps back and go at my own pace. So I’m planning some extra self-care in this month. There’s several things I’m thinking of. Thinking about more and better teas, like some Ti Kuan Yin Oolong, which turns out to be so so good. Like… Read More Time for some self-care
It’s been a long time since I’ve had an in-depth conversation about my writing with anyone in my direct surroundings, offline. I expect most people to know I still write and I assume most just don’t know what to ask. On the other side I also don’t freely talk about it because of the subject… Read More A blueprint of me: why my writing feels like a secret
We all know insecurities are a part of life. Don’t we all feel insecure about something, at some time in our lives? Some of us feel it more often or more strongly than others, but I think it’s a universal thing. And of course, as an emotional person myself, I got a recent dose of… Read More Writing Insecurities
For three weeks long, I worked double my regular hours at my day job. I’d expected it to be a hard time to get through, and though it had proved to be demanding, it turned out to have gone better than expected. I’m a little proud of myself, if I’m quite honest. To explain a… Read More 3 Weeks of hard work
Reading and writing books has been a passion for years. It’s become such a big part of my life I couldn’t imagine my days without them, which is ironic. Mainly because I used to hate reading books and couldn’t believe I could ever write one.
What’s a writer without a voice? I’ve been writing for more than half of my life and thinking up stories for even longer. It’s nothing special for writers to have a backstory like that, but I wonder if the same could be said about the way I’ve been silencing myself. The voice I’ve been meaning… Read More Pseudonyms, Privacy & Having a Voice (Part 2)
Is using a pseudonym to protect my privacy also silencing my voice? I might have been a bit naive to think that I could keep my writing and my personal life completely separate, but I’ve seen other authors do it. At least I thought I did. Now that I’ve been recognized on Facebook, I have… Read More Pseudonyms, Privacy & Having a Voice (Part 1)