About Tina Lovejoy

Tina Lovejoy eats, sleeps and breathes creative roadblocks. She writes about them at RoadBanter.com. (And every so often between freelance writing at the kitchen table and singing opera in her living room, she growls back at her Welsh Terrier, Tchaikovsky).

Success: 3 Lessons I Learned as a Freelance Opera Singer

I know how to be ridiculous. I worked on five arias every day for six months to get ready for an audition with an opera company I didn’t want to sing for, only to stand backstage and tell myself, “Just get through this audition and you never have to do it again.” That’s ridiculous. I would ridicule myself into achieving something (namely, getting a gig with such-and-such opera company) so I could prove to myself …