I’ve started dozens and dozens of blog and Instagram posts since I published Runecursed but deleted most of them unfinished. I have a debatable habit of writing what I actually have on my mind and realizing with my finger on the ‘enter’-button that one can’t publish their true, uncensored thoughts on social media. I often wish I had the nerve to do so, but then again, why would I.
Some things are best left unsaid, and one could as well stab oneself in the foot as reveal their weaknesses and misgivings even to those closest to them. That’s how I feel, at least.
So, instead of typing down what I’d really want to say, I will tell you that I am happy that it is autumn. I love autumn. It’s my favorite season. Many Finns hate it because the days grow short and once the trees have shed their leaves, it looks rather miserable outside. To me the darkness means more time to do what I enjoy the most; write and read books and do handicrafts. I’ve knitted two pairs of socks during the past two weeks, for instance.
I’ll also mention that the third book is coming along nicely. Or rather, the third version of the third book, as I have written it twice already and ditched both earlier versions. I’ve probably said this before, but I’m one of those writers who plot as they go, and sometimes I scribble tens of thousands of words that, after a few months, turn out to be a sheer waste of time. I also keep changing my mind about what’ll happen to my characters, and it doesn’t help that some of them have developed a will of their own by now.
Regardless, I’ve finished book two and am pretty happy with it. I should try to find people willing to read and review it before it comes available for everyone, but (and here’s one of the things I shouldn’t publish) I am sick of advertising. I always knew my utter inability of selling things (Honestly, I couldn’t sell even fresh water in the desert!) would become my stumbling block, but in the spring I had a routine in it that made me feel I might have a hang of it due time, but then the summer happened and now, I seem unable to resume my former rhythm. But I’ll get there. I have no choice.
The Finnish translation of the first book is also getting along better than I dared to hope. I intended to publish it chapter by chapter to spare myself from the pressure of getting it done, but I’ve already all but finished the first part and wonder whether I should just publish the rest at once.
(Looks like I have (almost) everything under control, doesn’t it? Looks like I’m doing fine and haven’t yet lost all hope.)
Before wishing y’all a magnificent new week (regardless of everything that’s going on in the world), I wish to remind those who’ve read Runecursed that I am still looking for early reviewers for the second book. Contact me by the end of October if you’re interested!
And now, have a fantastic week, guys!