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The Kama Sutra and the Art of Writing Books

Martinus de BeerGreetings; welcome to my blog. Someone once said: “The moment you know you are a great writer, you cease to be one” – or something like that. Few truer words have been spoken.

Although Hemelhel has been on the shelves a few months now, it still feels like something that happened to someone else, as if the memories I have of the months slaving in front of my laptop, attending the launch, reading reviews and having various book discussions belongs to some greater being than lil’ ol’ me.

The process of writing is again leaving me feeling inept and mediocre, which means I must be working on something great – I hope. I will not really know until it is finished, approved, edited and the reviews and sales data are in.
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