New year

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If the sky is the limit…

My main resolution for 2016 was to keep sending my first manuscript to publishers. And I have. No luck yet, but it has been out there all year. The rest is out of my hands.

My resolutions for 2017 are not that different. I plan to finish my second manuscript and start sending that one out as well. In addition I really hope to have my third one rewritten at least a couple of times.

If all goes well I will be able to round of 2017 with three presentable manuscripts. I like the sound of that!

Hoping for and working for a great new year!

Christmas

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Happy Christmas

The days are finally getting longer instead of shorter. A lot of friends are back in town. I have seen the Holiday, read Harry Potter and drawn Christmas cards. Our tree, the first in our new house, comes straight from the forest and suitably decorated. I even got some home backed cookies from my parents.

It feels like I’m ready for Christmas. I hope you are too. And I wish you a very happy Christmas.

Friends who write

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Contribution

There is something to be said for the real life people you can share you interests with. I am lucky enough to have two close friends that love to write, and who are great at it!

Writing is much more inspiring when someone actually looks forward to see what you have been working on. They are the ones to read my newest text, to give me feedback on content, grammar and structure.

I get to read their work as well. And I am convinced that a large part of my development as a writer comes from reading their texts critically and giving feedback.

We are roughly on the same level of competence, which makes it easier to push and pull each other along. And the last two years that we have been working on our skills, we have become so much better.

I November, two of us sat down and polished three texts each to submit to an anthology. The third one prioritized her manuscript (which I am happy about, because I can’t wait to read more of it!).

I can’t wait to see where we are in a couple more years.