I had a good day today! I did some nice writes on “Bloed” and in the afternoon I met up with Cathinca on a terrace in The Hague for an actual honest-to-god interview for Fantasyboeken.org. No one’s ever interviewed me, so that’s kind of exciting, I suppose. I’ve had some really good responses on “Stof” and my fantastels story so far, which gives me more courage to actually keep going – keep writing. It’s so easy to believe that you’re shit and whatever acclaim you’ve received is because those people just liked you. I know I am an extravert, sympathetic person if I want to be, and smooching up to the right people in the genre is frighteningly easy, if you want to do it. They’re desperate enough for new people anyway within the dutch fantasy genre.
But to hear readers and reviewers – people who I do not actually know – say that they liked my book?
Yeah there are some things in this world that money cannot buy.
Of course the haters will probably pop up at some point, too. But at least, in the meantime, I know I’ve touched some hearts. And that’s beautiful. So onwards it is, to “Bloed” and beyond!