Saturday, 30 May 2009

White Houses


For the last couple of weeks I’ve been busy finishing the manuscript of my novel. I’m going to, like the other two, self-publish the novel at Books on Demand.

It’s tedious to rewrite old text, I’ve been bored to death. I don’t like to read my old texts, they are familiar, and there’s nothing surprising in them. Boring, boring, boring, but now I’ve done it.

I had this manuscript, but no name for the novel, so I arranged a query in my main Finnish blog and asked the readers to come up with a name. They gave plenty of suggestions, and the name was found.

Having got the name, I made some sketches for the book cover, and made a poll.

Doing all this, has left me very little time to visit your blogs, less leaving comments. Sorry about that.

The novel’s name is Valkoiset talot, White Houses, and it’s a story about four white houses and their residents. There’s going to be a lot of misery, hope, love, every day life in the book. It’s a novel about us, here and now.

Hopefully, the novel sees daylight in June. 




13 comments:

lepis said...

Wonderful! There will be some good reading for the summer!

John said...

Good luck - I imagine it is not in English...my best. Like the photo.

SusuPetal said...

Maybe so, Lepis, at least reading.

No, not in English, John, too difficult, thanks.

chrome3d said...

Sounds like a good project. I admire you.

I have to share the word verification: munawink...strange...

SusuPetal said...

Munawink, ha ha, chrome3d, good sharing.
It's an interesting project, but is there anything to admire about it, I doubt.

Mick said...

Darn! Now I have to begin my Finnish lessons ... again! :)

SusuPetal said...

Well, it's time. Mick!

Ellen said...

Great news!!

SusuPetal said...

Thank you, Ellen.

Azer Mantessa said...

*GULP*

You write novels!

It sounds interesting already :-)

SusuPetal said...

Well, you have to learn Finnish, Azer :)

Peter said...

So, the book will be for your Finish friends! I will have to be satisfied with your English - and Swedish - blogs, but I'm sure you will do your best to keep us foreigners happy!

SusuPetal said...

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone spoke Finnish, Peter :)