fredag 21 september 2018

I made it

Hello you,
It’s Saturday morning and my week of writing is coming to an end. I’ve loved every second of this week off from my real work and it’s been reminding me of my dreams of making this my everyday life. Instead of going to my work as an IT manager I would get up early to follow my girl to school before going back home to write all day, just as I’ve been doing this week. 

I had a goal to reach with my writing this week, and I made it! I would have to pass 250 pages written, and I did (writing about 10-15 pages a day - I had to work Thursday so I didn’t get much writing done that day). I thought, when setting that goal, that I would be finished with the story as I did, but it has taken another turn as I’ve been writing so now I’m setting my sights on 300 pages for the end. It’s the first book in what I hope will be a serie of at least three books. But we’ll see about that. First focus is getting through writing this one. By tomorrow I hope that I’ve passed 270 pages, but weekend writing is hard as my little family is home with me and of course they want my attention too. I’ve promised myself that I would be done with the first draft of the story by the end of September so I still have time. After that a few of my family and friends will read it through and give me feedback so that I can use the month of October for editing. I hope I can stick to that plan! Fingers crossed đŸ€žđŸ» 

Are you a writer? How do you find the time to write? 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

söndag 2 september 2018

Dreams and doubts

Hello you,
I’m so happy you keep on visiting my blog although I’m doing a really crappy job at keeping you up to date with my life. Sorry about that, but I’ve made a very conscious decision to spend as much time as possible writing on my new book project. So the blog is not getting as much attention as it usually does.


Some days I’m really tired of writing, feeling that I’m not good enough or that the story is lacking. Like today. I feel stuck, not sure of how to continue one of the chapters. Is it good enough? Am I taking the story in the right direction and have I covered all the angles needed? I’m closing in on the ending and I just need to get it to work all the way. My mom has read it through and given me amazing feedback which is a true boost, but still I have doubts. Maybe that’s the way it is and should be so that you stay focused. But still, it’s frustrating. And it’s frustrating to not have enough time to write as I would like. So I’m taking a week off from work. Two weeks from now I hope to be able to finish the story and give it to some people I really trust to give me the needed feedback to edit the story before sending it to the publishers and await judgment day. My mom, my sister, my mentor and a coworker all’s stepping in to help me perfect the story! Scary but extremely exciting! Fingers crossed this is the one making it all the way! 

Now I’m off to do some more writing!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

torsdag 9 augusti 2018

Goals

Hello you,
Hope you’re enjoying a beautiful summer vacation or cherishing your memories from it. 
I feel like I do nothing more than work these days, and yes I’ve consciously chosen to do so, so don’t feel bad for me. I leave work, usually after an eight hour day, and when I get home I have dinner with my family and then return to my computer for hours of writing. So I don’t spend much time out in the sun, but my heart is as happy as it can be when I’m writing so I’m not complaining, not at all. I had a great summer vacation in Spain and that’s enough of sunbathing for the summer for me. 

I’ve made a plan and I’ve set the goals for my project. I plan on being all done with a draft beginning of October. Then I’m getting some help from friends and family to read through the story and giving me feedback on what to change and what to keep. What to rewrite and what to rethink. That process is to be over and done with in the middle of November and that’s when I try to get it published. Fingers crossed! It’s a lot to do, in little time, but I’ve decided to give it a try. Never give up on your dreams, right! ❤️đŸ™đŸ»❤️

But now I’m off to bed! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

tisdag 7 augusti 2018

Filters

I have this app - Snow - that has all the filters used in Snapchat and today I found this one. I don’t get it, do you?

I know I don’t need to get it, but I still do. What is it supposed to be? Sun rays? Aren’t the filters just supposed to be funny or making you look good? It does neither of those things. Maybe it looks better if I snapped a picture of a tree or something instead? Fooling everyone that it’s sunny outside (it is so I can’t try it). 
Yes, I know, I’m wasting my time. End of coffee break and time for me using my brain for something actually worth my time. 😂

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

mÄndag 6 augusti 2018

Day off

Today is mini me’s first day in preschool and I walked there with a very exited 6 year old next to me this morning. My baby girl is growing up, fast. I’m so proud of my girl, she’s such a beautiful and amazing girl. And I know, all parents say that about their kids. That’s just how it is, and should be. ❤️

When I walked home I started to think about that, and got a bit sad. Remembering that not all parents gets to follow their kids to their first day in school, for many different reasons. Some of which we can’t change, and others that we can. Like in the US where the parents are separated from their parents at the border. What a disgrace! How could anyone with a sane mind make a decision like that? Or even follow such an order? I would refuse! Anyone with compassion and a heart would refuse! I’m truthfully scared of what our world is changing into. What kind of leadership and leaders we put into power and follow, some blindly and without any thought of the long term (and short for that matter) consequences of their leaders actions. And it’s not just in the US, it’s happening here too. Our election is coming up (September) and the debate is harder and scarier than usual, being both racist and xenophobic which, even scarier, seems to appeal to a great deal of people. The second largest political party in the last rating, being saluted by the masses for being xenophobic and excluding - taking away rights (and fonds) from homosexuals, women and people seeking asylum. The world is changing and from my point of view it’s not a good thing!

Anyways, I’m off from work today (and struggling not to work actually as the emails starts dropping into my inbox). I’m spending my day writing before picking up mini me a tiny bit early from preschool, giving her a slow start.

Isn’t it funny how my super straight hair tangle up when I write? I must pull on it too much, in frustration or just in thought. 😆

My place in the sun today! ❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

söndag 5 augusti 2018

New writing spot

Hello you,
Having a great summer vacation still or are you back at work? I’ve been back behind my desk for over four weeks now as I had an early vacation this year, starting on the first of June. I had a great vacation, which some of you have read about on the blog already, spending almost five weeks in our apartment in Spain. And I most say, I thought it would be boring being at work when everyone else (not all, but almost) is enjoying themselves on a beach or whatever they do on their time off from work, but I’ve truly been looking forward to going to work every single day. It’s quiet, no stress and no interruptions. And I’ve taken time to talk to my colleagues that’s been there working as me. I will be trying these early summer vacations again, for sure.

I told you yesterday about my new mirrors. I’ve been putting together my new home office as well, or writing spot. A new desk and shelves and some smaller items to put on the shelves too. The books are old though. My “library” are currently stowed away in boxes in my basement, we don’t have the room to put up all my books in the apartment. They need a room of their own, and our apartment doesn’t have the space. 

Anyways, back to my writing spot. My husband repainted the entire room for me and this is the results. And yes, the hallway and my office share the same space. 😄

The only thing left to do is to buy a new chair to my desk. I haven’t found the right one yet though so it might take me some time. 

Now I’m off to do some more writing before bed. Sent my mother a copy of my work so far and hopefully she’ll like it!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 


fredag 3 augusti 2018

New in

Hello you,
Still spending most of my free time writing, but I do get around to do other things too. Like buying new things for the apartment, like this amazing mirror from House Doctor. I just couldn’t not buy it when I’d seen it! I have a smaller one in the hallway too. 🙈

This has been a huge untouched spot on the wall since we moved in here in December last year, and I’ve been struggling with what to put on it. Now I know. And it looks perfect (to me)! đŸ‘ŒđŸ»

The next thing to consider is buying a new bed. As some of you might know by now I have problems with back pains and I think my bed might be too soft. I don’t get the release I need in the back when laying down in bed anymore. My bed in the apartment in Spain has a much harder mattress which does wonders with my back pains. So today we went and tried some different beds and mattresses. It’s not an easy choice, there’s just too many to choose from. But in the end it looks like we’re choosing an adjustable bed this time. Unfortunately they’re not cheap, but I’m looking at it as an investment in my well being and being pain free is worth a lot of money! Fingers crossed a new bed and workouts will do wonders with my back! 



Now I’m off to bed, tomorrow I’ll be behind my computer again. I need to get another chapter down on paper. 😄

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 


söndag 15 juli 2018

Work work work

I can’t even begin to describe the joy I feel in my heart as I spend as much time as I possibly can writing on my new writing project. I feel like a winner even though it’s not a competition. The words keep flowing out of me and it stays with me even when I’m not writing. Even in my dreams. I love when I’m in this writing mode, it means everything to me. 

And my little family is the best! Totally understanding and accepting my lack of attention to everything else in everyday life. Of course I do take breaks, going to the beach with them for example, but always going prepared with a pen and paper if I get an idea for the book. 😬

So, a huge thank you to my amazing family, mini me and hubby, for accepting my lack of attention. I love you both to the moon and back! ❤️
And all of you, that visit and read my blog, I’ll be a bad blogger for some time. But I’ll be sure to check in now and then.

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

torsdag 12 juli 2018

Writing again

Hello you,
My writers block are finally over. It’s been a long, long time since I last wrote, but tonight the words flew out on the paper (or screen, I rarely use pen and paper). I’ve had a picture in my head since my vacation in Spain and when I wrote it down the story was born. I wrote 15 pages tonight and it felt so good! I love this story, and I hope you will too. Eventually. 😜

Looking kind of crazy and with my headphones on. I need to tune out from my everyday life when writing. I listen to music, Melissa Horn, and nothing else. And yes, my beautiful family excepts my craziness. They know I’m working hard to live my dream!

Looking forward to spending the rest of this summer writing on this new project. And fingers crossed I get to the end without any more writers blocks! I know I’ve said it before, about my other projects (that I eventually gave up on or laid to rest), but I really do believe in this one! Maybe this is the one! The baby that grows up! Fingers crossed! đŸ€žđŸ»

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

söndag 24 juni 2018

Still on vacation

There hasn’t been much writing for me here the last few weeks, sorry about that. I’ve been busy doing nothing at all. Or at least trying not to. 😆
We just got back to our apartment after a three day trip to ValĂšncia (third largest city in Spain). We had so much fun and if you ever get the chance to go there you truly should, it’s such a great city!

The old bull fighting arena (still used unfortunately) in the old town of ValĂšncia.

I really don’t like bull fighting but I do like old buildings and it is a beautiful place.

Right next to the train station.

I took tons of pictures of old buildings but, I’ll spare you, you won’t have to watch through them all. Just know old town is amazingly beautiful and full of great architectural views!


And I like that it’s trees right in the middle of the city, every where. It gives the city another dimension of beauty. đŸ™ŒđŸ»

Even palm trees!

L’Umbracle. đŸ™ŒđŸ»

We also visited newer parts! Like these; L’HemesfĂšric (their IMAX theatre), L’Umbracle (like a park with sculptures - first picture), L’OceanogrĂ fic (Europe’s largest oceanarium), El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (an opera house) and El Museu de les CiĂšncies Principe Felipe (science museum). 
The opera house (I think) back in the picture.

The science museum.

Inside the oceanarium, which of course consists of equally grand buildings as mentioned and shown above.

And all the species living inside of the oceanarium. I was super exited being there!

So special.

And colourful.

And huge! A beluga whale! First time seeing one for me! I could have stayed there all day just admiring it. 😍

It was a great visit, and mini me said over and over again during the day; “Mum, I’m going to save all animals when I’m an adult. And I’m going to work as a dolphin trainer too!”. 

But of course there’s so much more to see and visit in this great city. We didn’t have enough time to see everything we had planned, so we’ll be back for sure.

I’ll be back with more entries about what I’ve been up to these last few weeks, but I think my ValĂšncia visit is enough for now.

Laters babes! 

Over and out 
Pusspuss