redigering

Planning 2016

Christmas isn’t far away and neither is next year, and I’m already planning my work for 2016 when it comes to writing. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish the short story I’m currently working on before Christmas, and then I have a few other short stories I want to write as soon as possible. After that, I have two big projects for 2016: translating Wavesongs into English, and editing Entertaining the Sombrevilles. I want to self-pub both of them on Amazon, since I don’t feel like I want to try and publish in Swedish first. The audience for the kind of stories that I write is pretty small, and I think it would be a waste of money and effort to self-publish a Swedish e-book version of Wavesongs. So right now, all I need to do (…) on that project is to translate the book and then find some editor who’d be willing to take a look at it. Entertaining the Sombrevilles, on the other hand, is already in the right language but will need a lot of work before I can do anything with it.

My dream is to publish something next year. After that, I can finally move on to Wavesongs #2, and maybe, maybe wrap up this entire trilogy one day… But for now, the main focus is to just finish the current novels. I won’t call it a New Year’s resolution, because I’m not good with those, but it is a goal and I am very motivated. 🙂

VĂ„gsĂ„nger-update / A Wavesongs update

SĂ„ vad hĂ€nder med VĂ„gsĂ„nger, undrar ni kanske? Den Ă€r fĂ€rdigredigerad – för nu – och resultatet blev enormt mycket bĂ€ttre Ă€n tidigare. Jag har jobbat igenom relationerna en del och Ă€ven gjort en del förĂ€ndringar i hur min huvudkaraktĂ€r tĂ€nker och reagerar pĂ„ saker. Allt till det bĂ€ttre, definitivt. Jag har ocksĂ„ fĂ„tt respons frĂ„n Ă€nnu en testlĂ€sare vilket var otroligt roligt och givande, som det ju alltid Ă€r (alltsĂ„ tacksamheten man kĂ€nner nĂ€r nĂ„gon orkat lĂ€sa hela ens manus, herregud), och nu ligger fokus pĂ„ andra projekt ett tag – lite vikingar, lite tjugotalsdekadens, nĂ„gra strönoveller för att fĂ„ undan idĂ©er innan jag börjar planera och researcha VĂ„gsĂ„nger #2. Och sĂ„ jobbar jag ju heltid med men det ska vĂ€l gĂ„ pĂ„ nĂ„got vis det ocksĂ„. 😉


Some of you might wonder what’s going on with Wavesongs? The editing is done – for now – and I’m so happy with the result. I’ve worked a lot on the relationships and also done a few changes in my main character’s personality and the way he thinks and reacts. Also, I got some feedback from a new beta reader which was as thrilling and rewarding as always (I feel so grateful to everyone who agreed to read my manuscript), and now I’ll focus on other projects for a while – a bit of vikings, a bit of 1920’s decadence, a couple of short stories just to get some ideas out of the way before I begin planning Wavesongs #2. Plus I’m working full-time but I’m sure it’ll all work out somehow. 😉

LĂ€sarna

Jag har turen att ha fantastiska mĂ€nniskor i min nĂ€rhet som lĂ€ser boken, som kommenterar och gillar och hjĂ€lper mig göra den Ă€nnu bĂ€ttre. Är sĂ„ otroligt tacksam över det! VĂ„gsĂ„nger har precis genomgĂ„tt en ganska stor redigering och nu vĂ€ntar jag pĂ„ omdömen frĂ„n tvĂ„ av mina testlĂ€sare. Nervöst men ocksĂ„ roligt! SkrĂ€cken Ă€r alltid att nĂ„gon Ă€ndring ska vara ogenomtĂ€nkt och pĂ„verka nĂ„got jag inte tĂ€nkt pĂ„, i en roman av det hĂ€r slaget med sitt myller av karaktĂ€rer och sitt fokus pĂ„ relationer sĂ„ hĂ€nger ju allt samman och varje liten detalj Ă€r viktig. KĂ€nner mig nöjd med den nya versionen hur som helst och har skalat bort en hel del som inte funkade. Nu börjar det kĂ€nnas som att den snart Ă€r klar pĂ„ riktigt!

Manuskriptet

  

Äntligen Ă€r manuset utskrivet och klart för sommarens stora redigering! Det Ă€r en rejĂ€l pappersbunt verkligen, kommer ta ett tag att jobba igenom. BĂ„de ser fram emot och kĂ€nner mig halvt skrĂ€ckslagen inför det. Men romanen kommer vara vĂ€ldigt mycket bĂ€ttre nĂ€r jag vĂ€l Ă€r klar!