you've always been my favourite time of the year. Even when I was younger I loved you more than any other season. I've never been somebody who really liked the summer. And although I've always liked the spring and enjoyed the winter – as long as it was a true winter with snow and not one of those muddy, kind of gross winters – you have always been the season for me.
Yesterday, on the 21st of September 2017, J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ celebrated its 80th anniversary. Although I didn’t grow up with the story like many others did, I fell in love with it a few years ago. Thus I decided to take a moment to appreciate Tolkien’s story and the things it teaches each and every one of us.
Now that I’ve almost finished the translation of my first book ‘The Gifted: The four Kingdoms’, I am already thinking about what’s next. I already have multiple ideas for new books – including two sequels for my first book – and now I’ve got to figure out what I should start with and whether or not I could write two books at a time.
Sometimes you just don’t feel right. Sometimes you’re tired and don’t want to concentrate on whatever lies in front of you. You only want take a nap or watch your favourite movie. When you’re ill, many things can prove to be more difficult than they usually are. And when you’re ill, working – or, in my case, writing – can prove to be more difficult as well, no matter whether you normally love what you’re doing.
Your mind is like an ocean. It is vast and ideas and thoughts are constantly forming like waves. Sometimes there might be many ideas, other times there might only be few. Yet, your mind, the ocean inside of your head, never stops moving. It grows stronger and weaker and stronger again. Whenever you learn something new – add a new breeze to your ocean – the waves grow bigger and your ideas and thoughts run as wild as they can. It is easy to get lost in your vast ocean, but what can you do to free your mind? What can you do to calm the waves and the wind and go back to what you first saw in a quietly flowing sea?