Fall plans and gender studies

Hi there lovebirds,

Fall has (almost) come and I’m back in business! The Swedish summer’s been remarkably wonderful in regards to the weather, and even though I’ve been working my way through it, I’ve also had many magical moments to cherish as we’re now moving toward darker times.

At the moment I’m awaiting the last feedback from my adorable beta-readers who have been reading Kilonova Blues during summer. YOU GUYS ROCK and I’m forever grateful <3 This means that I’m about to head into a phase of working through their comments and adding/removing pieces to the story to enhance its flow. I’m expecting it to be a great deal of work but I’m by no means intimidated by it, since I know this is the final step before I start approaching agents. This whole process is so challenging, educative and rewarding in all its forms and I’m beyond excited that I actually decided to take a leap of faith and embark on this journey.

Fall 2018 will hold a lot of work for me. I’ve decided to prolong my employment at the warehouse where I spent this summer till the end of January to get cash flowing in while simultaneously saving my mental capacity for Kilonova Blues, which I will continue working on during my spare time. I also signed up for an evening class in “Religion, history and sexuality in a gender perspective” which begins today and I’m a little bit too excited for. We’ll study how religion has affected our views on sexuality and the relationship between male and female and how this in turn has shaped Western societies. Let me give you a quote from the literature describing Aristotele’s view of gender;

Anatomically women were described as men turned inside out. The vagina was looked upon as an introverted penis, the ovaries as introverted testicles.

Somewhere around there is where we’ll take off, and you guys can only imagine how this will get the brain juices flowing of a romance writer with academic background. No one yet knows what will come out of this!

You’ll have to bare with me when it comes to blog posts during the coming months. I might not be able to post once a week as usual due to tough competition on my priority list, but don’t worry, I’ll make sure to keep you up to date on what’s going down.

That’s all for now,
hej sΓ₯ lΓ€nge!

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