Tuesday, 23 March 2010

I'm in love, again.


You may have noticed that I've been a little absent from the interweb community lately. It's partly due to my travels to Helsinki and London, but largely it's due to a new project.

Yes, it's official: I'm writing a new novel.

I can't say too much about it yet, I might break the spell of a new found love, but I can tell you I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself. This is a story I've been writing in various incarnations for a few years, but now I've got an idea for how to convert it into an interesting (I hope!) tale.

I wrote about my process of writing a manuscript, so you may be able to tell which stage I'm in.

I'm not, however, going to neglect you, my lovely blog readers. I'm going to carry on posting Pappa's Girl, a story based on my childhood in Tampere. The next instalment should be up in a couple of days.

Wish me luck with my new love affair. Let's hope it survives the 30,000 word crisis!

14 comments:

dan powell said...

Good for you. Keep us posted on your progress. :)

Sharon Longworth said...

How exciting - I look forward to hearing more as it progresses.

Helena Halme said...

Thanks Dan, will do. Especially when I hit the, 'I hate this bloody story, it'll never work' -stage.

Helena xx

PS. I was very impressed with your Haiti book project.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Loads of Luck coming your way, not that u need it, u r a great writer x

Helena Halme said...

Sharon, see above - will keep everyone posted. xx

Helena Halme said...

Thank you Fab., you're not so bad yoruself ;-)xx

Helena Halme said...

I am so excited I can't spell. Doesn't bode well for the writing...

North West London Girl said...

Completely fantastic, wishing you lots of luck with the process, though I think you are full of motivation, and don't need luck just probably focus. xx

That's Not My Age said...

That is very exciting - good luck and keep on blogging.

Mr London Street said...

I'm envious of anybody who can do this. Keep us all posted.

WendyB said...

Sigh...I was supposed to go to Helsinki a few years ago but got sick in Stockholm and had to end my tour in Sweden...I will live vicariously through you.

Melissa said...

Good Luck and hope you post excerpts from it.

mettebassett said...

good luck!! I look forward to hearing more about it.
warm sunshine greetings from Thailand... xx Mette

Rose said...

Good luck, exciting times