Journal

Something unexpected happened

Something unexpected happened

So roughly at the same time as my last blogpost, I got a phone call from the manager responsible for the reception desks at my former day job, offering me a temporary position as reception clerk. I pondered it for a couple of days, before saying yes. I said yes because of one thing: I had been applying to similar jobs. So it would be hypocritical of me to say no. Even if it is nerve-wrecking because of the pandemic….

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A list of updates

A list of updates

First… I am poking at the line edits for Vanished again, since I have a desktop with a bigger screen now. Second… I have a Patreon! Where I am a bit more active than on my blog. Third…. I am reading all the books. I might even get around to review them. Fourth.. Frosthold is at 13 000 words. I have no idea how long it will be. Fifth….I am going to update my webpage, restructure it a bit and…

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Floundering

Floundering

So it is less than 2 weeks left to my vacation starts… and 5 weeks until my employment ends.   So far I have applied for 15+ jobs during the last 6 months. (look, Covid-19 happened and I ended up in a funk for 3 months.)  I have had… some nibbles. A phone interview, and an in person meeting.  I have also had a lot of silence. The combination of Covid and unemployment is that I am floundering when it comes…

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Upcoming online event: SFWA Nebula Award Conference

Upcoming online event: SFWA Nebula Award Conference

So far, the only good thing about Corona is that the Nebulas is online. Which meant that I can attend it. Yay! I even have a panel! I’ll discuss book covers, on the Cover Appeal panel on May 31st on 11 am-12 pm LA time. I hope I’ll see you there!

Let me be, I’m moping

Let me be, I’m moping

So, my dad asked me if I want to go to his cottage this weekend, when I said no, he wanted to know why.  I just said I didn’t want to because my colon is acting up.  (Which is true.) But the real reason isn’t my colon. Or at least not, just my colon. The real reason is Åcon. .   Åcon would have been this weekend, and I am part moping over the fact that I won’t see my friends…

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Cover reveal: Vanished

Cover reveal: Vanished

So after. 4 months of revising, I am finally done with the rewrite. It is 11 000 words longer than when I started, and probably has a gazillion rough spots. Which makes this a good time to reveal the cover that I have been sitting on since August. My cover designer had an surprise opening, which I nabbed. It was… interesting to give cover feedback on my phone, since I was in Gothenburg. Anyway. Here the cover is! Isn’t it…

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Self care bingo!

Self care bingo!

So I was browsing Canva, and for some reason I wandered into their Instagram post category. And I found this lovely self esteem bingo card. Which is filled with gentle reminders. I loved it, but I felt that self esteem wasn’t exactly the right word, since everyone needs gentle reminders. Not just people struggling with self esteem.. So I renamed it self care bingo, and changed the colors a bit. And here it is! Feel free to print it!

Chaos and more chaos

Chaos and more chaos

I am not done with Vanished. I am signifcantly closer, but I am not done with it. Granted, I have been distracted by the world. *gestures at the news* Which means I am job hunting in the biggest economical crisis in a long kind. Fun times! And to make things even more fun, I have to go to work at a hospital. Yeah. So the current chaos makes it even more important that I finish editing Vanished. But! I also…

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Promos and taglines

Promos and taglines

I have been thinking about promo lately. Or more correctly, my brain decided to throw out one for Daughter of the Dark yesterday, which… I loved. It is short, and teasery without being spoilery. I am planning on using it for promo, mainly on Twitter. The plan is to either create promo graphics or pay my cover designer to do them. Or both. Before I start doing promo I need to overhaul the blurb. sigh. And probably proofread the book,…

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The plan for 2020

The plan for 2020

So I think I haven’t talked about my plans for 2020. I have mentioned it on Twitter, but not in detail. Since Twitter in a fast moving venue, I wanted to have it somewere more stable. The plan is simple. (Caveat: This might change, depending on what happens with my dayjob.) *Publish Vanished. *Publish Daughter of the Dark in print. (Which involves lightly editing it, since I hsve grown as a writer since I wrote it: I was also dealing…

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