Did I tell you?

I’m currently working on a new romance novel. Nothing really defined yet, but inspiration is coming as the waves… Back and forth… I really like my new characters. Witty, sweet, sometimes sarcastic.

This is a great escape to a world that, according to me, is quite sick.

I need a feel-good moment. I need to believe in something good again that sparks still exists between people.

This project started to come across my mind two years ago after another aborted break up that just cut me off the hope that love can still exist. I attempted to get back on this last year, but another premature breakup kept me from feeling love and self-appreciation. This on-hold-project is like a non-achieved part of my life.

On the other hand, I really would like to have your opinion on “My name is Siobhán.” Those are coming really slowly and I know this performs quite decently, so I’m curious to know your opinion on the novella. I really really would like to receive your expectations about the story because this project was just the tip of the Iceberg and I have another idea for it in the future.

For those who don’t know where to find it, it is quite easy: on amazon and worldwide. The electronic version is available everywhere.

This novella wouldn’t be real without you, the readers, and although it has transformed from “Dear Diary” to “My name is Siobhán,” this is still there because of you.

You probably know I’m suffering from a severe form of burn out, and still one year later, I’m not feeling at my best. Writing has been a great way to de-clutter my thoughts, even though it has had its ups and downs. I’m counting on you to show me I’m not engaged in a dead end and that my gut feeling is right because lately, this has been a rough path to trust her again.

What would you think if I started a new free novella online? What kind of novella would like to read?

OK let’s stop blabbering here.

See you soon, my loves.

Ems

Time flies

Yes, it does. Whatever you do to save time for yourself, it just flies by without you noticing a single second missing.

I’ve been overwhelmed by a series of events lately, and this just continues to overflow my daily schedule. I have to schedule my day. I suffer from burn out and severe depression which leads me to over love my bed and avoid people the best I can.

So, scheduling my day with repetitive tasks is the best way I found to not go insane.

I want to go back to the gym, but I’m physically weak and so I need to take it slow. After 4 solid months without any solid food, I’m eating again. When you cannot destroy yourself in a certain way, your sick brain finds another one to get you under the weather or worst, six feet under.

“My name is Siobhán” is out in Belgium since end of november and the electronic version will be soon available worldwide.

Amazingly this novella recieved a positive welcome and I hope this will continue.

I’m still translating the trilogy and writing another novel in English, but the coming plans are to finish my new thriller in french and expect a publication in 2020.

Time flies… 2020 is already tomorrow…

Siobhán will be available in two tiny weeks.

 

 

After two years it was about time I release another book.

I don’t know if I can say I’m exited because I’m genuinely scared.

First book in English, a Novella, not my style at all, but it was sitting here waiting for me to grab the courage to push it into this world. Maybe it’s not good, surely it needs improvement.

For the moment it will be available only in Belgium in France in its paper version, because the price tag is different, and shipping costs from Belgium to other countries are so expensive it would make it like you paid twice the book.

So what I would suggest, would be to wait for its electronic release for you to get it if you’re abroad and for those who are in Belgium and France, to come meet me at the book fairs I will be attending because I doubt that libraries will be interested in a book in English unfortunately.

Nonetheless, I’m thrilled it’s out and I’ll be happy to present it because it was really fun to write and the first reader are quite enthusiastic and find it too short, which is good news, isn’t it?

So you just have to wait two more weeks to discover it. Two tiny little weeks.

Then you know what you have to do!

XoXo

Emilie

Why did I choose Siobhán as main character name? And other news…

First of all, please let’s talk about the pronunciation.

Siobhán = shiv + awn

I know some of you know how to pronounce it, but to be clear and don’t flay it anymore.

It’s an Irish name and that means “God is gracious” and is related to these names: Joan, Joanne, Joanna, Jane, Sinéad.

I really like this name and I know as I won’t have children but I had a daughter I would have loved to call her this way, but the point isn’t here.

I’ve always been attracted to Irish names and I’ve decided to use them in every single Novel or short novel I’ll be writing in English (not the translations, the novels originally written in English).

I find this name strong and soft at the same time, the one of a kind name, you can’t forget.

Let’s get to the other topics.

I restarted the translation of the trilogy. I got the principal title along with the 3 subs ones and the covers. So it’s working quite well.

I also started 2 other English projects, so I switch from one to another following the inspiration.

I’m quite happy with the journey I’m accomplishing, coming from a non-self-confident person to someone who dares much more than I used to.

“My name is Siobhán”, release date : End of November 2017 – LiLys Editions

I’m flying to Ireland next week. Back to the Homeland, promise I’ll post some pictures.

That’s all for today folks.

XoXo

Ems

 

 

That’s a good news

“Dear Diary” has changed title. Its name is now “My Name is Siobhán” and its release will occur by the end of November 2017. I’m happy it is finally happening; this is a pocket format, with 149 pages. I’m not used to have such a short work, but this will be a good exercise.

I’m now looking for promotion option in Belgium. This will be a bit difficult, but hey… Nothing is impossible!

I already have options to meet Waterstone and an English library called Cook&Book.

I still have plenty of time to think about that. I will realease the cover soon, stay tuned.

Have a wonderful day!

Ems

Dear Diary : News

Scary zombie girl in old house

Hey My Loves

Good news, the text is now final and an illustrator is on the cover project.

First it will be electronically released. Paper copy will be available for the people who were beta-reading it and for European countries only.

This might seem a bit radical, but living here in a French speaking country and not having a provider in English speaking countries makes the product price go up (dramatically), and I don’t even talk about shipping cost. We will try to find a way to ship overseas, but it’s not a priority as for now.

So keep sneaking around here, because you’ll get news very soon!

See y’all

Ems

Alright alright

As the « Dear Diary » main work is done, I will probably jump on another one. I only have the time to write short text and it’s fine with me.

I also would like to translate the trilogy because I’m quite sure it might have a good reception overseas.

So, I might work on it in parallel, but only if I got time for it.

I’m not sure I’m gonna keep the « Dear Diary » title. This might seem much sweeter than it is in reality. Just let me know what you think. What would you imagine reading with this title ?

The subtitle is « Into the Darkness », but I’m not convinced either by this one … Author struggle…

I’ve also decided to go on exhibitions and music gig more often. Just let me know if you want me to give a highlight. I will for the English books I will read. This isn’t an option.reasontobreathe

Actually I’m reading « A reason to breathe » de Rebecca Donovan. I don’t have much time to read, but I fixed an objective of one book per month (I will alternate French and English ones.)

Well I better dash, I need to go sleeping a bit.

Have a nice evening my dears !

XoXo

Ems