Welcome to my blog. My name’s Nadezhda Seiler, Nadya for short. I’m a mother, a wife, a former English teacher, a friend, a dog lover, an art lover, nature lover, a thinker (aren’t we all?), an avid reader, and a writer. Yes, I’m passionate about books. Reading and, since 2003, writing them.
Books have always been a huge part in my life. I love being “transferred” into a fictional world and laugh or cry together with the characters. What fascinates me most is beautiful description of…anything. I reread certain paragraphs several times, being envious of an author’s talent. Which leads me to my next point. How did I become a writer?
Well…if someone told me ten years ago that I would write a novel, I would’ve said, “Me? A writer? No way! I’m just a reader, that’s all. Yes, I like to write letters and yes, I used to make silly poems in my teens and yes, I wrote a few plays for my students, but…that’s about it. Yet, I now have three self-published novels under my belt and I’ve started writing my fourth one. So how did that happen?
In 2003, my husband got a job transfer to Germany, for three years. Before we left, my coworker, Cindi Rockett, suggested that we write a book together as a way of keeping in touch. So we started this fascinating Letter Game and wrote a mystery novel, Disengaged. While still working on it, I started my second one, alone, and finished it within two years, then started my third. I self-published all three only this year, but they’re out there, available to public! And I’m extremely happy about the fact.
My main point is this: once I started writing, I was hooked. And once I held a published copy of my first novel in my hands, I felt such exaltation I wanted to publish my other two novels, Without Thinking Twice and A Measure of Guilt, and then write and write and write.
From now on, I will share my humble opinions on the books I read, as well as my trials and tribulations as an aspiring writer, and everything to do with books and writing. I hope you will share your views with me also.
I tell people that writing is my hobby. Well, it’s a pretty time-consuming hobby, considering 6-8 hours a day at the computer, plus thinking about your book the rest of the day. It seems like a full-time job to some people, right? Maybe it is.
This blog is not just about my writing. I’d really like to engage in a conversation about books, life and anything you may be passionate about.