On this episode of the Evolving Takes Werk Podcast we’ll discuss that decluttering project from our previous episode and how after clearing the clutter we found what we needed to make a repair in our home.
We’ll also touch on what to do with the things we find as we declutter. Should we trash it, give it away or keep it? Though only keep it if it sparks joy.
Also in this episode, I’ll share how Steel Cut Oats by Better Oats became important to my life after suffering from a stoke and my experience during the pandemic of creating an eBook.
After a failed marriage Lindar enters into a situationship with a love interest from her past. Cajun infuses and inspires Lindar to become a writer.
Lindar has to learn many difficult lessons, including how to love herself. Once the relationship ends she goes on a quest of redemption to prove to the world and to herself that she is truly something special.
This week has been super exciting!!! On June 30 Ghetto Chick was released in eBook format on Amazon. It tells the story of the point in my life where after a failed marriage I entered into a relationship that resulted in even more heartache. Through that brokenness, in 2008, I began to write and journal. During that time http://www.lindarinsights.blogspot.com and Ghetto Chick were birthed.
I’m so humbled by the response to it. When I finished writing Ghetto Chick, I had no idea what to do with it. I put it on a site to sale with a stock book cover and I just left it there. As I learned more about graphics I created the current cover and I knew that I was getting closer to what I wanted to achieve for my first book. A chance scroll on Instagram in May landed me in a two day course about making eBooks. After the first class I was already formatting the book. The interior reflects the beauty of the writings and the beauty of the cover.
I hope that when you receive your copy that you experience words of heartache, love and the desire of a woman, who after a failed marriage, while raising two incredible sons desired more and kept pressing despite the obstacles.
If I’ve learned nothing else in this process, I’ve learned that I was created for more. Check it out!!!!
Ghetto Chick is a book of poetry and writings that I wrote in 2009, after my failed marriage and entering into a relationship way too soon after my separation.
In that relationship, I was encouraged to learn about the business of self-publishing. Eventually the relationship took different turns which prompted me to grab a notebook to begin writing about my experiences.
The title, Ghetto Chick, actually came out of a heated discussion where I responded, “You don’t want a nice girl. You want a ghetto chick.” Hence the title was birthed.
Ghetto Chick is some of my most honest thoughts of a woman, who was left by her husband, while raising two beautiful brown boys, taken for granted by her lover and yet she still sought after God through the hurt, the pain and the discouragement.
So, why now? Why release Ghetto Chick in 2020, eleven years after it was written? The most honest answer is, because it’s time. Ghetto Chick representsso much. It’s my first self-published book. It’s the soundtrack to my book Infused. It will be my first book that I create in digital format. In essence, Ghetto Chick is my baby, it’s my heart. It was the beginning of me having the courage to speak my truth. I didn’t know that then. I truly realize it now.
I’m looking forward to sharing a part of me that was so broken over a decade ago that it led me to writing and to following my dreams. I can’t wait to share the beautiful digital Ghetto Chick eBook with you.
This Above All To Thine Ownself Be True. — Polonius from Hamlet
Life sent me writing. In 2007 I was helping someone organize a book that they wanted published and as I was assisting I rediscovered my passion for writing. In 2008 I started my blog www.lindarinsights.blogspot.com I absolutely love it. If you search the site you will get to know me a little better. I love God, family, basketball and music.
In 2009 I self-published my first book, Ghetto Chick. Ghetto Chick was honestly a response to a situationship that I was in. It’s a book of poetry that speaks to my failed marriage and the relationship that came afterwards. Later I heard a voice say write the story to the poetry and Sumthing Special was birthed. Sumthing Special is my personal, “Love Jones” and “Brown Sugar” combined. This year brought forth my third self-published book, #HeSpoilsMe. This particular book was the hardest to publish because I wrote in a style that I wasn’t used to sharing with others. Hmmmm….. To be truthful I deleted several writings at the last minute. I got scared. I remember my mom reading it and I was cringing on the inside of what the minister would think. lol. Her response was not what I expected.
Within the past year I have stepped out on faith and registered LindarInsights with the state, created a logo, began an information sheet and now created this site. My goal is to continue with writing and to assist others in bringing their words to life. Forthcoming I will post about all of my self-published works, my writing process and rolling out the plan to assist others with bringing their words to life.
I’m simply operating in what I was created to do. All things truly work together.