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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Behind the Scenes in October…

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As you know from this post, October is probably the most busy month of this entire year for me. Most of the time I’m working – as a lecturer (which means lots of time preparing as well), as a teacher, in the shop – and I try to squeeze in some time for my writing job as well.

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October Updates: Life is changing!

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It is finally October, one of my favourite months, and there are lots to do, lots to learn and lots of joy!

What’s happening over here? Well, my timetable is full, that’s for sure. So much happening at once, so many positive changes, and a few wistful ones. This year is literally changing my life.

What does that mean?

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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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June’s Writing Updates!

I started this journey with my coach in December, now it’s June. I already wrote about five important insights six months in. Now a couple of monthly updates – what I’ve been up to lately!

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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

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