One Acknowledgements Page I Didn’t Write (Unspoken Words)

There are a lot of parties involved in the writing process of my newest book, UNSPOKEN WORDS. The writing part—sure, it was pretty much solitary. But I owe the conception of this book to a lot of wonderful people, and I am here to convey my gratitude to each and every one of these individuals.

And yes, this list is going to be pretty lengthy. Because pretty much the reason why I didn’t include this acknowledgements in the book is because I didn’t have enough time (and pages) to fit this in. Continue reading

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How I Wrote a Novel in 9 Days (Unspoken Words)

It is no secret that my productivity comes in waves, and an irregular one at that. Sometimes, it even bothered me enough that I had to organize a writing retreat in order to get back to writing.

However, I have to say that my experience in writing Unspoken Words was quite peculiar.

If you have been following me on Twitter, you would know that I completed the first draft of the book in just 9 days.

Yes, you did not read that wrong. Even I still find it difficult to believe at times. Sure, I completed my debut novel, 3 (Tiga), in 14 days. But never in my wildest dreams did I hope to accomplish the same feat in the near future.

Yet, in reality, I kinda… did.

And it wasn’t until months after completing the manuscript, revising the draft like crazy, and witnessing the book being displayed in bookstores, did I start taking notes of what could possibly be going on when I wrote the book.

Of how a writer with a very demanding day job could finish writing a book in just 9 days.

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I hate to break this upfront, but the key to accomplishing that is discipline.

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2018

Depending on when you are reading this post, it might be 2018 already. I had considered to post this right when the year changes, but decided against it since I would most likely be celebrating the coming year with family and close friends. And I never liked scheduled posts since it doesn’t feel personal.

So please allow me to say the following:

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!

2017 had been a great, smashing year for me. I got to finish a new book, open my very own Tokopedia shop, and even successfully arranged my own writing retreat. And although some hardships were to be expected, I am very satisfied of what I had accomplished in 2017.

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My newest book: UNSPOKEN WORDS, is now available in your nearest bookstores (Indonesia only)

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UNSPOKEN WORDS Giveaway

Hello everyone!

I’m delighted to bring news that my upcoming book, UNSPOKEN WORDS, has an official giveaway going on.

The giveaway period would be from December 22, 2018 to December 29, 2018.

Go visit the giveaway page on Goodreads to enter. You only have to input your shipping information to enter, so don’t miss the chance!

Love,

Alicia

 

P.S. As of now, only Indonesian addresses are eligible to enter the giveaway.

Unspoken Words: RELEASE DATE & Thank You Notes

COMING SOON

This is it, guys.

My second novel, UNSPOKEN WORDS, will be available on bookstores starting January 2nd, 2018.

If you haven’t already, you could check out the Goodreads page to read the synopsis.

If you’re interested in the creation process of the book, you can check out my previous blog post about how UNSPOKEN WORDS came into existence.

Also keep your eyes open for GIVEAWAYS in the near future! I will be sure to post updates either on my Twitter, or my Instagram.

Last but not least, I’d like to extend my gratitude to everyone for being with me on this journey from the very start. I remember announcing the project on Twitter, venting my frustration during my self-edit process, and even holding a poll to decide the cover for this book. Even more so than being my manuscript, UNSPOKEN WORDS has evolved into something that could never see the light of day without everyone’s help.

This is a very big news for me, so I hope you’re as excited as I am in awaiting UNSPOKEN WORDS‘ release.

Love,

Alicia

Of How Unspoken Words Came into Existence

When I ran a poll on Instagram the other day, a surprising amount of respondents requested for me to post more information about my upcoming book, Unspoken Words.

Some requested for information regarding the characters, some about my outlining process, and the rest were an equal mix between my writing process and publication date. The response, of course, took me by (a pleasant) surprise.

To be honest, I had been mulling over the idea of sharing more about Unspoken Words. And there is a good reason why I haven’t been as active as I wanted to be in sharing information about the book:

I didn’t know how to talk about the book without spoiling everything about it.

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Let’s just say, this novel is the most personal one I have penned so far, and writing it had been an emotional roller-coaster to me. Just like when I once wrote my debut novel, 3 (Tiga), finishing the manuscript for Unspoken Words actually left me in a state somewhat similar to being hungover. Continue reading

UNSPOKEN WORDS Now on Goodreads!

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I had imagined that announcing a new book, after nearly two years of not publishing anything, would be nerve-racking.

And, for the most part, that holds true even now; I still feel nervous when I think that the manuscript I completed in June 2017 would soon hit the shelves and be read by people.

But little did I know that, more than anything, announcing this book could also be very exciting.

Yes, it’s official.

My upcoming book, “UNSPOKEN WORDS”, is now up on Goodreads! You can click the image above to go directly to the page.

Keep yourselves posted by following my Twitter or my Instagram, both of which I’m very active on. Who knows, I might be announcing a giveaway soon….

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Alicia Lidwina 2017