Today I decided to do something a little bit different. Reading the introduction and first chapter of my book. You might already be aware I’m writing a book since I posted about it, but I deleted that post, and here is a better post. I will say! I thought it would be a really clever idea to read the introduction and the first chapter to make it more interesting and “professional”. This is a Narrative poetry book. I love poetry and I love fictional stories, so I thought this would be a perfect combination. Before you listen, just for your knowledge, I am sick, so I apologize for my voice being a little bit weird. I also want to apologize for the very noticeable mouth sounds in the audio. I have a very sensitive microphone. Since I’m sick, my throat is hurting and my mouth is very dry, that’s why I have a lot of saliva.
I am extremely proud of this book and I’m expecting to finish it this year. I have been very distracted lately because of many personal reasons, so I haven’t really felt calm enough to sit down and write. I’m hoping that I will be able to collect myself soon. I have a one week autumn break, that’s in three weeks in which I hope to write a least another chapter. Writing has always been something that makes me calm and relaxed. I have so many ideas for tons of books. I want to write many at the same time, since I have numerous ideas. Writing many is not a problem for me, I love writing, and if I have an idea, why should I wait, I can write the idea down and continue when I feel like writing more, that’s why I have lots off first chapters in tons of folders.
Something that inspires me the most is old fashioned English from the 19th century. I love how formal everyone was to each other, picking out their words with respect. I love to speak formally, but I don’t like dressing formally, like all the women did back then, but I love talking, story telling and explaining about fascinating people with my words. There is this movie that I watched just yesterday called “Enola Holmes”, about a young girl “Enola” who was searching for her missing mother, while using her sleuthing skills to outsmart her big brother Sherlock Holmes. This movie has inspired me a great deal, and given me a ton of ideas. I should say that I am obsessed with the 19th century English and history about that time, in England. I’m not the best at history, but only when it comes to the 19th century, in England of course.
People have asked me why I don’t write a book in Swedish since I’m Swedish. Mainly because I love English, my favourite language, also because if the book gets published many could read it because I’m pretty sure that everybody learns English in school and they take it with them through life. But the full reason is because I want to – Simple!
I haven’t come up with a title for the book yet. In my opinion, the title of a book is one of the most important things since that title attracts attention of the reader. If the title wasn’t interesting you would never pick up the book in the first place. Sometimes the title can be quite boring or too long etc, but the cover could be really cool and amazing and really attract attention, but I want both to be good and eye catching.
There is a point in the reading were I’m supposed to say “you don’t expect wings” but something happened with the audio that made the “expect” disappear, so you know that I meant to say “expect”. Please tell me what you think of it, if you think I should continue, anything I should change? But like I said, I’m very very proud, and I hope you think the same of it as I do.