Finding My Way Back To Writing

On our ways to reach our dreams sometimes life gets in our way. Or even death.

Like now. For me. Continue reading

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Calendar Week 9: How my Life Changes Little by Little

Due to a family member being sick, my energy was low and I worked at a slow pace this week. My wonderful husband cooked for me every evening, giving me strength enough to finish my weekly goals. (Thank you!!!)

The main goal was to fulfill all my commitments first,  my primary weekly commitments being one blog post and my work shifts, which meant four days in the shop and one day teaching Norwegian. Continue reading

Calendar Week 8: Working Like A Snail Towards Becoming Published

About the journey of writing and becoming a published writer…

Current Weekly Writing Goals:

  1. Work on “A Heart of Fire” for 4 hours in a row on a day of my choosing.
  2. Post one blog post per week. I’m working on consistency – publishing only as often as I can definitely post and still make it, no matter what.
  3. Despite of my day job and my writing goals: Stay in touch with my friends!
  4. Write my journal to keep track and to plan well, to reflect and to learn

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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

 

Anime Credits: zerochan.net

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

The Journey

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I’m on a ship. Literally.

In this very moment I am on a small, rocking ferry that is searching its way across the salty waters of the pond between Denmark and Norway.

I’m going on a short trip back home to Norway for New Year’s Eve.

That is: Hopefully. Continue reading

My 5 New Year’s Writing Resolutions

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Do you have New Year’s resolutions?

I have five New Year’s writing resolutions and I’ve tried to keep them practical, measurable and doable. 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…

Nah, I better rewrite the entire thing. Continue reading

Day two

It is now day two of following my big plan of becoming a writer.

Do you want to know why I want to be a writer and how I got into writing in the first place? It’s all there – in my updated “about me” page!

I also got an official Facebook page today Continue reading

I have a plan. Oh, and a dream.

I have a plan.

I’m not sure it will work, but you’re happy to watch me try.

For the sake of absolute accuracy: This is even more an experiment than a plan. Continue reading