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).
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.
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