Category: My books

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A love-hate relationship with the writing life…

My thriller, Sophia von X, is finally here. 👻 It took me 6 months and 3 very extensive weeks to finish the book. And now, when I’m thinking about all the work I’ve done, I’m realising I killed an insufficient amount of people. I’d like to kill more… I’d like to kill them all… Ah, what a great feeling to say goodbye to all the crazy heroes you spent days and...

Anita’s Pond

This is going to be quite long post, mostly because of 1,5k short story I’m sharing today. I’m still working with my thriller Sophia von X… I may need one more week before I’ll hit ‘send’ and leave it to proofreading team. Its so many details, heroes… and words 😂 (=60k) – the story is also a bit crazy (read: I’m not so sure anymore about the genre 💣👽). As you...

Thriller Sophia von X

1. Print cover is here. I decided to make it simple – black & white: 2. The book will be published at the end of February – 220/230 pages. The book is, first of all: religious thriller = a religious artefact or secret is discovered; different people or groups are fighting for control. absurdist + existential novel = characters usually suffer an ‘existential crisis’ and forced to face/confront themselves or their environment/situation....

Hocus-pocus or how to create an awesome book from a crappy unfinished material in 2 weeks…

Hello, February! The one-month-long vacation is over and the reality of “damn, Ray… are you going to edit the book?” is here, slapping my face with a warning of fast-approaching deadlines. In a world of Indie Publishing, jam-packed with frustration, chaos, confusion, anxiety, and laziness, it’s really hard to stay on track 24/7. Things to remember when you need a push: No one cares! It is you against you. Every...

Ink… a Drug (Nabokov’s #quote)

The last post of 2019… What amazes me is that most days feel useless. I don’t seem to accomplish anything – just a few pages, most of which don’t seem very good. Yet, when I put all those wasted days together, I somehow end up with a book of which I’m very proud. Louis Sachar 1. What a crazy year!! 2. Blurb for “SOPHIA von X” is ready!  Genre: religious...

Blurb shot

Sharing my blurb for 42 degrees of Truth, book #2 – Blue Giraffe. I decided to publish it December 9, after Black Friday and Thanksgiving-busy-time 💃☕️☕️📚 Blurb Sharp Witty Sardonic Erotic This is not a book of poetry. This is a New Age Punchline Weapon. This book covers everything from sexual taboos to the boring expectations of Society. 42 Degrees of Truth: Blue Giraffe combines surrealistic humour, dirty dreams, and banal...

Blind Tinder Match. XIX century

Idea: blind tinder match between two neighbours (XIX century) Form: poetry He: Sweet nymph, your grace speaks loudly to men’s heart – who could withstand your virgin writing? I truly cherish all your nods and puffs but still, would love to see… at least your hair. In any place you wish. Please, send my fate immediately! Longing… She: My Matadore! Mr. Wisdom! It happens way too fast. My heart enlarges....