Some people have published books, while others have proferred excuses.
Some people say: ‘Yes, I want to write’, others say: ‘Yes, but I don’t have the time’. Which is just another way of saying No.
Some people have decided to banish the word ‘busy’ from their vocabulary. They have decided to replace it with something else, something more nurturing, more nourishing, more inspiring.
I have decided to become one of those people. And the name I will be writing under is Marina Sofia, which has personal emotional resonance in our family.
Update: These days, you can also find me regularly reviewing crime fiction on the Crime Fiction Lover website, occasionally reviewing other books on Shiny New Books and Necessary Fiction, and working behind the scenes at Asymptote Journal. I also tweet an awful lot – what a wonderful time to be alive!
Update 2021: I no longer do most of the things above, but decided to keep them there as a reminder. Instead, I have become very involved in translating and co-founded a publishing house for translated crime fiction with a social twist, from Romania, Iceland and beyond, Corylus Books. I still struggle to find time to work on my own novels, but have published some short pieces here and there.