Finally getting published

I just put last hand on "En helt almindelig onsdag" (An ordinary Wednesday) yesterday and sent it off to the publisher - Virabooks.

I can't believe I'm finally getting published. This is a dream come true - even if it is just a small short story. It's the beginning to something bigger, I'm sure.

Since I don't have to worry about my short story anymore, I've gone back to editing Magical Moon. So far, I have split chapter one into two chapters. It's better that way. They're shorter, more exciting and easier to read.

It's a lot of work, but I'm sure it's worth it. The agents didn't want it when it had long chapters but when I'm finished with splitting them up and cutting away all the boring stuff, I'm sure they'll line up to represent me.

And if they don't, then I'll seriously consider self- publishing it as an e-book.
It's great to return to MM after being away from it for so long. I can deffinitely see all the wrongs.
I do wish I didn't have to work so much on MM because I so want to continue with MW. It's waiting for me in the back of my head but I do want to complete MM first and get it out there - again!
I'm thinking that I will be done with the first editing of MM in three months and then I just have to polish it.
After that, I can go back to MW - finally :-)
Well, that was all for now.

In just four days, I'll be off on holiday to Turkey - Yay!! I really need that...

Till next time.



Fantastic news!!

Hi all,

Remember I told you about the writing contest I was entering? I wrote the short story: An Ordinary Wednesday (in Danish: En Helt Almindelig Onsdag)
Well, I won!!! How cool is that?
Now I'm actually getting published, and soon I can call myself a REAL writer :-)

I just can't get over how cool it is to get published, it's like it's not actually real until I get the book in hand (or online as it is since it's only getting published as an e-book)
I won't be making any money (just 5% I think) but that doesn't matter, that's not the reason why I did it. I never thought I would win even though it is a great story - Guess I do have talent!

And, I have more great news!
Just got the Magical Moon manuscript back from Jannie Solaas - my amazing editor - and she loved it. I do have some editing and rewriting to do - but that is just normal. Even the great writers have to do that... And it's not even that much work. I did really good - hooray for talent :-) '

I truly found my calling!! ¨¨

Now, let's just hope that with this short story getting published, it'll open new and bigger doors so that the next thing I get published will be Magical Moon.

Like I said a thousand times before - I will never give up!

Magical Moon and Magical World are two amazing books (or they will be) on the same level as maybe even Twilight and The house of Night series - if I must say so myself; and I do!

Well, no more great news for now.

As soon as I have the release date for my short story, I'll let you know, so stay tuned :-)
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Chapter 7 - Magical World

Hello hello,

Chapter 7 is coming along quite smoothly - I guess putting it away for a while helped me get over that wall I hit a while back. Anyways, I got half a chapter already and know exactly (or almost exactly) how the rest of this chapter is going to turn out.
Participating in that short story competition has got my fingers dancing again :-)

I went to a lecture at the local library this Saturday. It was pretty good - even though they didn't say anything I didn't already know. However, it was fun to hear about how the three authers got into writing, and how they first got published - boy does it take a looooot of work + a huge bucket of patience (which I do not have much of - patience that is, I am willing to work hard though!)

This one new auther told us about how she had gotten noticed at http://www.saxo.dk/ by participating in a lot of competitions. She's currently writing her second book in a trilogy (the publisher has the first in for editing now) and the publisher (Tellerup) will not publish her book until she's written the whole trilogy - so she's pretty busy right now, writing two more books before her first can come out - but at least she has a contract.... Something I want too - in case you didn't notice ;-)

So, I guess finishing Magical World will put me in a better postition with the agents rather than with only one book ready. (As it is now, this will be a duo - Magical Moon + Magical World - but an idea for a third is in the back of my head - Magical Girl!)

I just want to finish Magical World first and then wait a little while with a possible third book, because I really want to finish my book for adults too (The Kiss of Death)

Wow, I have lots and lots of plans... Ambitious, I know, but I can do it, I know I can - and I will get an agent one day - soon!!!

Oh jeez, look at the time... time for bed.
Till next time (will probably finish ch 7 within the next two/three days - let ya know!)

Oh, and by the way, many congrats to one of my best friend - and now mommy to adorable Kasie - Annika. I love you babe :-)



My Short Story

Exciting news :-)

I just e-mailed my short story to Virabooks, the publisher who is running the competition together with forfattervaerk.net.
Deadline isn't until April 19, but the story is finished so no point in waiting! It'll only drive me crazy to have it laying around.
It's called: En helt almindelig onsdag - An ordinary Wednesday.

I promise you, if it doesn't get to be one of the ten stories to go into the e-book, I will publish it here for you all to read - if you like, no pressure LOL!!!
(it's in Danish, but I can easily translate it if anyone would like me to)

And now, I will continue with Magical World...
Till next time.



Writing Contest

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that I've entered a writing contest on forfattervaerk.net. It's a great oppitunity to actually get my writing career started. For the contest, you must write a short story, max 15pg, and the 10 best stories get published in a book!!!

I've almost finished my short story, and I was just wondering if any of you would like to volunteer to read it and give me some feedback on what you think about it before I hand it in.

I must warn you that this story is in Danish, not English, so those of you who don't read Danish, should probably not volunteer ;-)

Please let me know as soon as possible if you'd like to read it and give me feedback, as I have to hand it in soon.

Thanks a lot.



Exciting news

Hello everyone,

Oh gosh, it's been quite a while since I've updated my blog... Shame on me!!

Anyhow, I have some really great news. No, I didn't get a contract with a publisher, but something almost as great as that.

I got myself a writing coach, Jannie Solaas, who is going to go through Magical Moon with me from start to end and tell me what works and what doesn't. Once that is done, hopefully MM is going to be amazing and the publishing houses are going to be lining up to publish it :-)

But that is not all. She is going to give me a writing course to teach me how to be a better writer. I simply cannot wait. I so wish I didn't have to look for a new job but that I could just concentrate on my writing and only that.

I hope Jannie will recognize my talent and help me become a spectacular writer.

I promise I will keep you informed about my progress, and that it will not be months again before I write another post :-)

Until next time...