You write and edit, and re-write and nibble on your nails, and then add and edit again, and you publish, and some time later, the first review arrives. It's a wonderful feeling when someone you really don't know likes your book. You don't even know what they look like, they don't know you, don't know… Continue reading The feeling when you get the first review
STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR BROKEN-HEARTED FRIEND The shiny, magenta letters on my computer screen composed the title of an article that was supposed to inspire me how to get my friend out of the house, after her boyfriend of a hundred years told her he didn’t want to get back together. A week… Continue reading Book Excerpt: Chapter 11: STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR BROKEN-HEARTED FRIEND
If you're a self-published writer, then you know what I mean. I LOVE both KDP and CS, but being new in all of this and battling spawns of Satan such as 'enter tax information even though you're not a US citizen', or 'Dear Amazon, why isn't my cover visible yet' left me looking like this… Continue reading Publishing on Amazon KDP and Createspace, or how to not sleep properly for a few days
Well, okay, the first draft. Because however much in love I am with what it looks like now, it will need change. Butchering. Adding. Hating. And loving again.But the feeling is simply incredible. Exhilarating. It's 3 a.m where I am and I can't get used to the fact that I don't have a Word document… Continue reading Finished!
So this is new. I've been writing my whole life, but I didn't expect this. A story I began, started to develop into a novel, without me knowing. It wasn't my fault! Is it normal to wake up with it and go to bed with it? Is it normal to speak your characters' dialogues while… Continue reading Writing. A. Novel.