As you may have noticed, this blog has changed its name to Hayley's Write Mind. This is more a renewal than a reinvention: I've been writing the blog long enough to clarify its purpose and the types of posts I want to publish. Writing, Reading and Waffling was a vague, nondescript title that suited me when I was testing the waters of blogging. Hayley's Write Mind describes my blog much better and is succinct. Besides, I can't resist a silly pun!
So there it
is: this blog is about my writing and writing in general, with some psychology
thrown in. Writing about my writing means that mentioning my experience of
mental illness is inevitable, but psychology is also a topic that fascinates me.
I've read a lot about psychology over the past 5/6 years, initially to
understand my mental illness better and to treat it, but also as research for
various university assignments. Now the craziness of university is over, I've
spent a lot of time thinking about ways in which I can apply psychological
knowledge and techniques to writing.
The comments on my last couple of
posts seem to confirm that other people find this useful, so I intend to post
more about psychology and writing in future. I will continue to blog about my
own writing and experiences and hope you enjoy this (slight) change of focus - and
the new name!