It’s crazy to think about how quickly this month has whizzed by. And just like that its almost the end of summer.
I am still working on a few things and I have not published as much since lockdown eased but I am still committed to meeting my 2021 writing goals.
My priorities for the next few months
- Continue editing my short story (pay for an editor).
- Record new podcast episodes.
- Interview creatives and new/aspiring writers.
- Learn more about the creative writing process.
- Publish more open letters.
- Streamline my freelance writing process (make it more profitable).
What I have been up to
I recently interviewed an independent author who has a lot of insights to share about the self-publishing process. Timi Waters, went into detail about how she started writing, how she writes intricate stories about human emotions and vulnerabilities.
Going back a few weeks, I published an open letter to Nigerian parents who move abroad. In this open letter, I delved into the reasons why many Nigerian parents struggle and how they can work to adapt in a new environment and raise their children to become responsible adults.
I will continue to write open letters because I find them to be very therapeutic to write. Most times, I write these open letters from my own personal experience.
At the end of July, I published an article which was a response to my open letter. I spoke to Chioma, a Nigerian author who had a lot to say as a result of her own traumatic experience of abuse. This article was conversational in structure and explained a lot about how one can work to heal from past traumas. Grab some tissues as you read this one – its a deep one with a happy ending.
Read more about how Chioma dealt with abusive parents & healed from past traumas.
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