Happy Valentines Day everyone!
I hope you all have someone to hug today, may it be a partner, family, friends or a pet. Just share some love! 🙂
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Lots of Love,
And this very moment a translator is working on the English translation of the first couple of chapters of book 1 of the Drägan Duma series and at the same time on book 4 (because that’s a stand-alone).
I have received the rough version of these translations in my mail and I can’t wait to read them! 🙂
Lets hope that the translation can convince non-Dutch publishers to give it a go so my dragons can conquer the world! 🙂 I will keep you guys posted!
Lots of love,
First of all: Happy New Year! Wishing you all that’s good, lots of love and awesome times! 🙂
One of the things I like most about the start of a new year is opening up my memory jar and reading back all the good memories I made that year.
I started this a couple of years ago because I discovered that it was harder to remember all the little good things that happen in a year when there are also difficult times to fight through.
It’s easy and fun to have a happy moment & memories jar! You just take a jar, pieces of paper and a pen. Throughout the year, you write down happy moments (big or small) and put them in the jar.
At the end of the year (or at the beginning of a new one) you can read back all the memories and you shall see that, even in a year that doesn’t feel all that great, there are lots and lots of great memories to hold on to!
I write them all down in a notebook because I like to read them back every once in a while.
Your “happy moments” can be big (like a new house, the publication of a book, losing or gaining weight) or smaller (like a nice evening with friends or family, a compliment or something that made you smile)
The size doesn’t matter, it matters when it makes you happy, even if it’s just for a moment. Focus on the good things!
It’s easy to see the things that make us sad, angry or depressed, but it’s harder to remember all the little things that make life worth it!
And that’s when a memory jar comes in handy, a year never has only bad moments, it’s just hard to see the light sometimes.
It’s nice to see your happy moment jar filling up through the year, so give it a try sometime! 🙂
As for me, I had a lovely New Years Eve with people I love, so that’s already one happy memory for in the jar! 🙂
Lots of love,
Just Patty ❤
I did it! 🙂
NaNoWriMo is over and I have succeeded! 🙂
It was not easy to gather enough time to write this month. As you could read in the previous blog-entries, I had a lot of appointments and enough distraction to keep me away from the computer. But perseverance is something that I have (partly due to the fact that I am incredibly stubborn) and I am quite proud that I succeeded after all.
I am quite competitive, when it comes to a race against myself, and especially when something makes it extra difficult. That may sound strange, but it’s just the way I am. I do not give up and when I encounter obstacles, I am only inclined to fight harder.
Of course, many of these ” obstacles” were completely my own choice. Birthdays, a weekend away, spending time with people you love, are things that you clearly choose. And are also things…
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The last week… NaNoWriMo 2018 will end this Friday!
Luckily I have more time to write this week and I got off to a good start.
Although I really enjoy NaNo every time and it definitely gives my manuscript a boost, I always seem to forget how tired you can get. Of course I write a lot in daily life, but 50.000 words just are a lot in thirty days. Especially when it’s a month where you already have a lot of appointments.
Of course, it’s partly my own fault, although some things you can’t escape. Like I said; I do not intend to set aside everything to be able to write. Not even if I have a deadline.
Besides writing, I also spent an afternoon at the Coornhert Gymnasium in Gouda. This school has the “Fantasy Experience” every year where writers are invited to give workshops and have a meet…
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Time flies! The third week of NaNoWriMo 🙂
The third week of NaNo is almost over!
I have been away for a weekend and enjoyed it very much! 🙂 But of course that means I had less time to write. When I returned home the week started well and I managed to catch up a bit. The story, the world and the characters are getting more and more shape.
But right now, it’s pretty much a disaster. I have a lot to do and therefore I am chaotic. With two book events and a birthday this week, I really want to spend the rest of the time sitting on the couch with a cup of tea and Netflix.
These days happen when you write, sometimes you are just not feeling it or you don’t want to write. And that’s okay! As long as you don’t let it drag for too long, you can easily take a day or…
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