Yesterday I wrote about my crises as a writer—not knowing where I fit in, not wanting to pigeonhole myself into the trap of only writing about one thing—and my longing for creative freedom. I had one of the best and most unexpected comments that made me stand up and yell, “yes!”
Wonderful choice! I'm glad you're keeping your name. It's a great name. And I'm glad I could help in some small way. The publishing industry imposed those constraints on the world for the purposes of categorization and selling books, understandably, but we, the individuals, for our own creative sake don't need to be hindered by some marketing strategy. I'm happy for you.
This quote is fabulous: "...everyone is creative in some form." I can't agree more, KiKi! I also agree that there's no reason to change the name of your Substack. Everything can be memoir. Arguably, everything IS memoir since creativity comes from us. Everything in the past is a memory, right? It's up to us to define what it is. As KSHerdnadez suggested, why can't quilts and needle art be included? Certainly, Chris's artwork is derived from some memory as much as the moment he's painting. I'm happy you're here and also on Medium. Create wherever you may be!