Rethinking Your Passion

Something has been nagging me this summer. In between the ups and downs, there was one thought that kept returning to the surface: why am I not writing? For the same reason that I don't write as soon as I get home, or when I get up early on the weekend. Because I don't want … Continue reading Rethinking Your Passion

When Have You Failed As a Writer?

It's something that's been on my mind quite a lot lately. The initial answer is obvious, I know: When you stop writing.  In that case I might just as well write "loser" across my forehead and have done with it. I'm not writing at the moment. I don't even feel like I could. I just … Continue reading When Have You Failed As a Writer?

Discovering Babette’s Feast

My favourite stretch of road in Denmark leads to the Karen Blixen museum at Rungstedlund. (Or Isak Dienesen if you know her under her pseudonym.) I drive with woods on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other, past apartments and beautiful houses with sweeping vistas. Every time I think how incredible it would … Continue reading Discovering Babette’s Feast

Life Lesson From My Neighbour’s Dog

I'm so jealous of one of my neighbours. Not because they had the money to buy and I have to rent, not because they have a garden and I have a balcony, or because they have a bigger apartment than me. No. Because they have a dog. The most adorable black Labrador who was eight … Continue reading Life Lesson From My Neighbour’s Dog

Writer’s Memories

Summer holidays are creeping on us. In my mind, the best part of the summer holiday is how many books you get to read. When I was little, my favourite part of the summer was biking to the library and then going home with my little basket filled with books. It always seemed like the … Continue reading Writer’s Memories

Beta Readers Are Go!

The last few days have been quite wonderful, despite the pain in my broken toe. Thank you so much to all those of your who were kind enough to write and wish me well. Working from home and giving it a rest on Friday was the perfect solution. I sat on my balcony from 6.30 … Continue reading Beta Readers Are Go!