Well, it´s my birthday today, but I have no intention of crying. Actually I will be working all day and in the evening I will (I hope) get some home-baked semla from my husband and congratulations from friends and family.
On Saturday we will celebrate some more, and as "the birthday child" I will be able to do whatever I choose. I know exactly what I want to do.
Many people ask me how I find the time to write novels, being a mother of three and working full-time. And when I talk about the hours here and there that I use for writing, they re-phrase the question.
Hur orkar du? (How do you find the energy?)That question always makes me smile.
How do I find the energy to write? By writing. Doing what I really like doing, gives me energy.
So when my husband asked me several years ago (when the kids were smaller and needed more or less continuous attention) what I wanted for my birthday, my answer was simple: I want to have a full day to write.
This birthday I will write. If you are curious about what I am currently writing, take a look at Annikas Läsare: Writing.
It´s my birthday and I´ll write since I want to,
write since I want to,
write since I want to.
You would write to, if you liked it like me!