Life update

It’s been a while…

I’ll admit it. Lifestyle blogging wasn’t my thing. There was too much going on, and not enough focus on what really made my creative juices flowing; writing. I’m probably not meant to make recipes, travel blogs nor beauty related stuff, but I know one thing is for sure, I was meant to write. It’s that simple. It’s my calling. I’ve wanted to give this blog a makeover for a while. I want to use it to document my journey from aspiring author to (hopefully) a real, published author someday. I’ll probably even change the name of this blog too. 

Media attention

A while ago, I suddenly started getting a lot of attention from the Danish media. Heck, I was even invited to tell my story to all of Denmark on national television in Good Morning Denmark (Go’ Morgen Danmark) which is situated in our capital, Copenhagen. And I did it, and it went well, far better than what I expected actually. I didn’t have much time to prepare. They called me the day before and asked if I could come the next morning, mind you that it’s a pretty long drive to Copenhagen from Viborg, but we made it there, and everything went smoothly.

Things took an even crazier turn after Good Morning Denmark because I was contacted by one of the biggest (if not the biggest) publishing house in Denmark and I have to admit that I cried when I read their message. It’s not like they offered to publish my books, they merely introduced themselves and asked me if I had a novel down the pipeline but that was more than enough to make my day, (my month, my year!). They noticed me and that is what made me realize that my dream of someday picking my book down from a shelf in our local bookstore, maybe wasn’t an unrealistic dream after all. 

My future
I’ve been thinking more and more about my future lately, especially after writing BroZoned on Episode and it not doing as well as I had anticipated. Is my time on Episode over? Do I need to move on? The truth is, I don’t want it to be over just yet, but I also yearn to start writing my books more than anything! I want it all, and I want it now and preferably with a cherry on top.

My family tells me that I need to be more patient, and they also tell me not to aim for the stars already. In many ways they are right, but I’m not going to change my aim because me wanting it all, and shooting for the stars is what makes me work as hard as I do. It’s what makes me need to frantically scribble down notes and ideas while at a birthday party at my in-law’s house. It’s what makes me take online courses upon online courses to better my craft and it’s always been like that for me. Whenever I discover a passion for something, whether it be playing the piano at age five or learning Spanish at age 14. I want it now!

I might not be the best writer out there, but I believe in myself, and I’ll stand by that now because it hasn’t always been like that for me. Five years ago I didn’t think I’d ever get a regular job because of my depression, and definitely not a job I would enjoy. So, naturally, now that I found my calling, I’m not letting it go. If a publishing house asks me why I am special, why they should publish my books? I can proudly say that everything I have now, my Instagram following, my reads on Episode, I did that myself. Imagine where I could be if I had a little help, a publishing house standing behind me and believing in me as much as I believe in myself. Great things could happen! And they will — Someday.

I think ending this blog post with my favorite quote is appropriate. In fact, I have this quote tattooed on my left shoulder.

It says: “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Galileo

It means that if you love something and if you’re passionate about something, you won’t let the fear of failing or whatever trails comes with it hold you back. They simply don’t matter because what you feel is stronger than they’ll ever be and because of that they can’t scare you.

I hope this quote and this blog post have given you some hope for your future and your dreams. In the end, I know what a dreamless life feels like, and I’m never going back to that. I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. If you haven’t found your dream yet, don’t worry, you will, and you’ll instantly know it when you do.

– Mette


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15 Comments

  1. Nikki Gribuste
    September 7, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Thank you, Mette. Your motivational story is truly inspiring, and I’m sure many aspiring writers agree.

  2. Manon
    March 1, 2019 / 12:19 pm

    Hi Mette!

    I don’t know if you’re reading your comments here, but I wanted to write something to you.

    I just read this post, 7 months late. I just wanted to say that I love your work, and you helped me, as an author. I’m really happy about your decisions, I read all your stories and I wish all the best in your future career, I really hope to see one of your book in a local bookstore one day.

    Do what makes you happy, and you’re really talented at writing!

    Love you!

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