Manuscript weeks ahead

Hey friends,

Last week I surprised myself and submitted a novel to a Swedish publisher for a competition. I’ve been writing a lot the last six years and the need to add words to my images, and also writing books sans images is growing on me.

I’ve written all throughout my life. I got my first diary when I was five or six and since then I’ve written with only a few years missing.

I seldom read the story of my own life, but once in a while I stumble over my box with diaries and flicker through them. The more I read the more I’m pretty convinced we’re not supposed to remember everything to a tee, some parts of my life is just missing until I read about it and have to wonder: did this happen? Oh maybe it did. A vague memory will pop up and then I’ll shrug and put the book down.

I hear that people with bad memory in general are happier than those who remember everything. I wouldn’t mind having a really good memory, but perhaps my light spirits is due to forgetting a lot (and I don’t mind).

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This week I’m filling in the words to this Children’s book I’m working on. I want it to have a slightly surreal and poetic feel, yet with a strong story so I’m not confusing the kids too much 🙂

My go to writing program is Scrivener but I also discovered the power of google drive documents for sharing my texts and receiving feedback.

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I’m heading out to buy lunch (and candy) and then I’ll keep working. Hopefully by the end of this week I’ll have another manuscript finished (albeit different genre).

I also realize it’s Inktober and some might expect me to participate. Having ink as my go-to-tool all year round I don’t really appreciate this month as much as other’s might do haha but if I have time I’ll submit something. For now I need to focus though.

Cold season is upon us, I’ll work hard every day I get.

Wishing you a lovely day

Oh and I’m still open for freelance and commission requests:

– just write me ok? I’ll make time for you


Published by Anneli

Olander’s illustrations combine a lush painterly sensibility with a darkly playful take on girlish fun and the remixing of fantasy with the everyday.

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