Today our local newspaper (Agderposten) had a short interview with me, under their by-line NAME OF THE DAY. I was hoping to focus on my upcoming book, “3898 Ord om Livet” and I do believe we managed that. However, there were a lot of questions, and I answered them all, about politics, sports, society and personal subjects. I wasn’t too pleased when I saw the headline that drew direct attention to the fact that I left my job to be a fulltime writer. But then again, it is the truth, so why not?
Unfortunately small articles as this one, are only published in the paper version of the newspaper, and not online. I’ve gotten my share of text messages today, from friends and family, and I even got congratulations from a stranger passing me on the way to my car. The attention is nice I only hope it will help my book to sell.
The book is not yet in stores to buy, but it is available on several bookstores online. I was pleased to notice that my book-cover gets noticed, it kind of popes out a bit.
I’m looking forward to see and hold the book. Soon, soon, soon … or in a couples of weeks, that is. And I hope people will buy and read my poems. It’s so exciting and a bit scary….
Yesterday my first book was sent to print! I’m so excited! Since the day in June I got the letter from the publishing house I’ve been in a surreal and dreamy state of mind, whenever I’ve been thinking of the book. And now, the manuscript is finished, corrected and displayed, and sent to printing.
My book is a book of poems, all stating something about life and feelings, and it has now the title “3898 ord om livet” which can translate to “3898 words of life.” My poems are about the many processes we go through living our lives.
To make the cover, I asked my very best friend to put on a nice pair of shoes and walk for me. Taking photos of her legs in the woods of Sweden was a funny experience. It was cold and windy, but I. was the perfect top model, and worked those shoes. When talking to the designer from the publisher, I asked if I could get a light green background. The result is actually so good; a great part of my dream came through when I saw the book cover.
You’ll hear more about my book when it comes from the print house, in about six weeks’ time. Until then; I’m still surfing on my happy wave on my way to reach my dream.