Editing: From Nay to YAY!

Hello friends! I’ve been feeling a bit exhausted lately, so when my husband invited me to join him at a conference last weekend in Bagan Lalang, on the Malaysian Goldcoast, I gladly accepted. And I must have found the inspiration I needed, because I managed to finish the […]

March 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(From the Heart)

When I was a teenager in Sweden, I read a book by a Swedish Creative Writing guru. His tone was factual and dominant, he knew his business and he made sure we knew he knew. One of his memorable pronouncements went something like this: Never write with the […]

January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

My book is a time capsule

The last couple of days I have been contemplating this strange fact:
The world is a different place now, than when I started writing my book.
In this sense writing is like telling the future. In the years it takes to write, rewrite, edit and publish a book, the world […]

March 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The world is a book

Look at this perfect birthday gift my mom and dad gave me when we were back in Sweden!

A cushion from Svenskt Tenn with the famous quote from St. Augustine:
“The world is a book and he who stays at home reads only one page.”
I love it!

In addition to the […]

January 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Quotes|Tags: , , , , , |

The Joy of Writing

Hello friends!

Today was a good writing day! I managed to get down twice as many words as anticipated, thus making up for Friday which I sort of lost, writing-wise.

We have had a lot going on here in Jakarta. Muslim New Year’s celebrations all over town, the girls’ activities, […]

October 27th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

It’s all in the details

Hello friends!

I feel much better now, did I tell you I had some sort of Asian virus that completely knocked me out? Well — it was interesting to see the inside of a Jakarta hospital emergency unit. The doctors and the nurses were amazing, I loved them all […]

September 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Own Yourself

I was sitting in the couch close to my youngest daughter.

We were browsing the internet for a school project and we ended up in WikiHow. Wow — once you’re trapped in there, it’s almost impossible to get out. 🙂 Or how about interesting articles such as: How to […]

September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Things will work out

When I have a lot going on in my life, I tend to worry.

During this morning’s exercise swim, I came across a single yellow frangipani flower, floating in the pool. It made me smile.

The color yellow carries a whole story for me.

About six years ago, my family and […]

August 26th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |