• My Thoughts on the World

    “Light Gets In” – Living well with mental illness, by Esme Wang

    This is my review of Esme’s book “Light Gets In”. It’s about living with mental illness… But really? It’s about life. A cosy room. Light streams in, dimmed by a storm outside… Reading Esme’s book feels like sitting next to her in that room, cup of tea held in both hands, comfortably in silence. Being present in that very real, very complex moment where things aren’t great, but they aren’t Hell either. That moment when you realise that this “in between” is what life is made of. So you sit quietly. And feel the waves of realisation wash over you. This is life, this very moment. Not the great, nor…

  • Business-wise

    On Marketing and Writing

    Are we doing this? Are we really talking about business? I guess we are. Hi! I was chatting to Imo (my Imaginary friend) about my business when he asked me: “Where would you invest if you had *all the money*?” My reply: “I would hire someone to do the marketing for me. It gets in the way of my writing”. Boom. Truth. Indeed. I hadn’t realised just how much the “marketing” brain blocks the “writing” brain. Let’s see if I can explain this better…   What does marketing mean to me? It means… Touting your own horn. Trying to get people to check out your awesomeness. Presenting what you do…