2015 In Retrospect – Highlights and Game Changers

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2015 was a huge game changer for me!

Due to having the awesome Jodi Nelson as my coach I learned about social media strategy, mission statements, business plans and editorial calendars for creatives for the first time ever. I learned about crowdfunding campaigns, e-book launches and online courses. I’ve been learning so much from Jodi – even about the power of a creative mindset, habits, setting goals and building in contingency.

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Guys, I’m translating.

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Like RIGHT NOW. Added a word count in the bar to the right.

Must go and give an evening lecture soon, will translate until then and will update my word count before I go.

I’m not avoiding it anymore. I’M TRANSLATING.

It is scary.

And so much fun.

See you later, gotta go!

XXX

 

A Heart of Fire COVER REVEAL!!!

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I’m actually VERY nervous, now that I’m actually going to reveal The Cover. There are actual butterflies in my tummy.

Luckily we achieve our dreams one step at a time – and not all of them at once. My heart would stop if it would all happen at once. It’s almost stopping right now.

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The 7/7/7 Challenge. 7 sentences from A Heart of Fire

Thank you, Lucy Flint, for nominating me! With a happy smile I’m accepting the challenge of sharing a mini piece of my work in progess A Heart of Fire.

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Crowdfunding Campaign Coming Up!!!

I know it seems like I’m doing nothing, but let me tell you this: Things are swarming behind the curtains. Truly.

My tiny fairies with golden wings are coordinating plots and ideas, tasks and adventures.

My main elf (read: coach), with her cloak of wisdom and white dress sparkling with creativity, is showing the way with her compass, map, wild ideas and wind in her hair.

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How my fantasy protagonist Ane came to life

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She came to life when I wanted to revenge myself on some guys at school who had been really stupid during sports. I sat in the back of the class room – desperately yearning for magical powers. Continue reading

Editing with a chainsaw, polishing with bleach

 

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Remember the story you wanted to write…

Tired of female heroines who are week, helpless and must be saved by masculine creatures, I just wanted to write a story about a badass female heroine, Ane, using magical powers to kick some ass. So I let my imagination flow, and did so perhaps a little too freely. Continue reading

Eye-opener: Translating a poem is really hard

It is so hard to translate my book The Heart of Fire into English – especially since the book starts with a poem that is also a riddle and a prediction…!

Translating the poem is so hard, it takes so many hours, and in the end, I only have a few words that I stare at…

Hold my breath and think…

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