I Found My Voice and Got Lost in the Words
Why did I write a book?
I am a quiet and introverted creative. When I told people I was writing a book, many of them were surprised and asked me why. Apparently, I must have seemed like an unlikely candidate to put pen to paper—and, to be honest, I even surprised myself.
Like many people, I often felt like I was not being heard.
While in a networking session, a meeting, or even a family dinner, I often struggled to enter into the conversation. I even had nightmares about losing my voice and being unable to talk or yell for help.
But somewhere along the way, I took a business book writing workshop and subsequently signed up for classes. While I didn’t want to write a book about my business per se, I did want to write about something that I knew—art and design. After a year or so of working with the writing coach, I engaged another coach who taught me the fine art of Oral Storytelling. This was where I gained confidence and found my true passion around storytelling. Sharing my stories verbally to a captive audience made me realize that my experiences resonated with my associates. And with the encouragement of my coach, I started to write short essays about art and design in everyday life.
The Green Velvet Chair is a collection of many of them.