It has been a busy couple of weeks for me. In addition to getting Unleash Your Writer finished and out, I have also been working on getting a crowdfunding project together to get Iceland: A Stormy Motorcycle Journey translated into German. Toss in there my little girl starting walking and you have a woman who loves to see her babysitter coming. Although I would be lying if I said I did not love getting back into the full swing of writing and publishing again. For the first six months of my daughter’s life it was like I had blinders on. Nothing existed for me outside of her. As she began to wake up to the rest of the world I found myself doing the same. And that itch to write began a full fledged burn. There was definitely a learning curve, which is why I stressed in the parenthood section of Unleash Your Writer to be gentle with yourself dear new mama or papa. But practice makes perfect, or Übung macht den Meister as the Germans say. And just as she is getting her feet under control and every day she is steadier and more confident, so am I! 🙂
Translating our books is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Although I was able and confident in translating Fernweh from German into English, translating from English into German is not remotely feasible for me. And although The German is all too happy to help me out with formatting issues or cover design, writing is not his calling. He is happy with his one book. Even if he was not, GoEuro is his current baby. He has no time to translate and he likes it that way. However, we thought why not experiment with crowdfunding as a low risk way to get the book translated. If there is not enough interest we have only spent our time. Which in and of itself is very precious as new parents and our professional roles as a writer and CTO of a start up. (I assume if you read this far you know which one of us is which.)
And so the idea to crowdfund the project was born. I will keep you posted on the progress and if you want to support it by either buying our book in English or reserving the future German copy please do so by clicking on the following link!