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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 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

How I increased my Creative Energy: Feng Shui for Writers

My journey to become a fulltime writer has proceeded one more week; the destination is one week closer. A lot has happened in this last week. My apartment is a lot emptier and my creative mind is so much lighter. What I have been doing aside from writing? Feng shuing my apartment to let the creative energies flow! 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

A postcard from the North Pole

northpolFather Christmas, his loving wife, their twelve children and twenty grandchildren, the one hundred and nineteen elves, some fifty ice bears and I am sending your all the warmest Christmas wishes! 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