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.
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!
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.
Writing – mostly blog posts, tweets and A Heart of Fire notes
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.
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?
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.
About the journey of writing and becoming a published writer…
Current Weekly Writing Goals:
- Work on “A Heart of Fire” for 4 hours in a row on a day of my choosing.
- 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.
- Despite of my day job and my writing goals: Stay in touch with my friends!
- Write my journal to keep track and to plan well, to reflect and to learn
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
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
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