Thursday, July 12, 2012

Good news all around

I know I'm awfully quiet on the blog nowadays but I'm trying to find my centre again - the who I am instead of who I have been and who I wanted to be. It's difficult. I'm not very good at adjusting goals downward, and I'm lousy at not being as great as I want to be.

Good things that have happened:

I managed to edit through (again) the manuscript for which I had/have the highest hopes. I started a new WiP.

The doctors finally checked me over for rheumatic diseases and brain tumeurs - nothing abnormal was found. I've got a prescription for muscle-relaxants that has improved my neck & back and my sleep.

Albeit through very sad circumstances, I will inherit enough money to get me through the college degree I want (biology) without agonising about extra work hours.

Also, today my short story was published in the local newspaper. It's in Swedish, but the "article" looks very pretty. It should be possible to read the text if you click on the image.

My short story "Never Loved" in the local newspaper.


  1. You seem in a good place, Malin. Good luck with the degree course.

  2. Congratulations! My Swedish is rusty, but the last line about the bird who was never able to learn to fly really moved me. :)

  3. Hello chica! Vilken gripande text du skrivit. Vacker och kontrasterande till det underliggande och bakomliggande mörkret, också mångsidig, ändå tydlig. Gillar det med dina texter, att det ofta finns mycket att tolka in och fundera på. Härligt att se något på svenska från dig.
    Ta hand om studierna, skrivandet och framförallt dig själv! :)

  4. Very nice to see story published, wish it were in English since I'm Swedish-challenged. Keep it up!

  5. Thank you everyone!

    Linda - I hope you understood the general idea at least :) I'm glad you got some of it at least.

    Charlotte - Det är kanske nått som andra författare uppskattar mer än vanliga läsare. Det är skönt att höra någon gillar "svårigheterna". Hoppas allt är väl med dig också.

  6. Congrats on the story and things looking up for you. I love starting a new WIP. There's nothing like it!