September 13th, 2018. I was at my day job (night job to be exact), 11pm when my phone binged a notification. New email. Without opening the mail, I could read the first sentence of the email: "Dear Dem, I am very pleased to say we are interested in publishing Barricades in...." aaand BOOM! My sight … Continue reading Almost
I’m looking at you, laughing. I want to break you into a thousand pieces. Stop. No. Don’t laugh. Don’t turn your back at me, asshole. I’m trembling, my heart races, and you laugh. Is that irony I see in your eyes? I want to make your pretty face unrecognizable. Don’t look at them. Don’t let … Continue reading Insanity
I was the average popular kid at school, while being bullied at the gym. I would spend three to four hours a day, six times a week in a high ceiling gym, filled with the scent of sweat, dried up sponge and the stomach turning sweetness of air freshener. Apart from the inhuman conditions … Continue reading F
Soon after I decided to start publishing my stories, a publisher was looking for novellas on a specific theme. Making a quick outline in my head, I started writing a spin-off to my novel. By the deadline, my novella was finished. It was 4am (my personal 11:11) and I was at work, one month later, … Continue reading My first rejection
Recently, I came across a Call for Submissions for a series of novellas, that had me instantly interested. I emailed the publisher, gave them a vague idea about what I plan to write and got a deadline for September the 1st. Procrastination is a writer’s biggest enemy, so I made sure, not to fall in … Continue reading What do I do now?