Blogging about my writing group, and being part of a community of writers has made me think about what it means to belong. Clearly, we humans are a social breed. We’re stronger together, yet there are still those who will try to convince us that true strength comes from working alone. Why is that?
Perhaps the biggest battle we face these days concerns the conflict between the need to belong, and the equally strong desire for personal identity.
It’s this battle that is the central theme to my work in progress, “Eva’s Story”.
Eva is an emotional and musically talented Welsh teenager who grows up in a community where everyone lives in each other’s pockets, and knows everyone else’s business. She’s about to set off for a new life at university, and this means huge changes for her.
I’ve been thinking lately about how I can introduce her to my blog. Over the next few weeks I’ll introduce her to you by discussing the things that matter to her the most. These include:
What it means to be Welsh
First of all, I’ll be letting her introduce herself to you on this blog on Sunday. It’s going to be fun!
Thanks for reading. As always, I’d love to read your thoughts on my plan 🙂