Interview with Author Sofie Darling

Let bliss steal upon you.

Today I’m talking to writer Sofie Darling, the author of Three Lessons in Seduction and Tempted by the Viscount, her latest book, which will be released on June 27th.

We talk about what it’s like to be a newly published author, the weather in Iceland, and how a Krispy Kreme donut can bring on a moment of bliss.



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What's your idea of bliss?

It's Been a While

What's going on? 

I took this productivity class in April, Write Better Faster with R.L. Syme. I highly recommend this class. I learned, for example, that I am not a "Distance makes the heart grow fonder" kind of person. I'm much more "Out of sight, out of mind" with a large helping of "squirrel brain." (Seriously I've looked up three different websites on three different topics since I wrote "What's going on?")

Today, I started getting up even earlier (5:05am) so that I can write and walk before work. (Remember when I wrote On Being a Pro? Yeah, I don't either.) And today I started using Streaks, which will track how many days in a row I write and walk.

And I moved! I live on a park now. From front door to walking in the park is about 90 seconds. Only a 15 minute commute from work. I am down from the mountains and better for it. 

The view on moving day.

The view on moving day.

More Iceland photos on Instagram

More Iceland photos on Instagram

Oh yeah. I went to Iceland! 

The stark, cold beauty blew me away, but I left feeling the rapid growth in tourism is unsustainable.

I would definitely go back.

I am the problem. 

Happy New Year! - The Julia Calendar

Happy Birthday to me.

I feel like that should be more exciting. 

Happy Birthday to Me! 

Yeah. That's more like it. Today is my new year. The day I start or restart resolutions. The first day - even the first month - of the Gregorian calendar year is too close the NOHS, so I start my new year now. On my birthday. 

Last year almost killed me: new (horrifying) administration, new (awful) commute, new (unfinished, constant construction noise) place of work, new (*&%#) hormones? 2017 just blew in so many ways.

What's happening in this new year? This, my birth day, was relaxing and without much celebrating. However, I'm going to Iceland in five days! And I'm moving in twenty days to a neighborhood I've wanted to live in for over a decade! 

So. There's that.

But I don't want to jinx 2018 by even implying that it will be better than 2018. I am not an optimist as I've said before. I firmly believe the glass is half empty, and there's a golf ball hurtling towards it. But this year... Hope is an action verb. 

Happy New Year.