About Paula Jacobsson:
Paula was raised and brought up outside Stockholm, Sweden. In a family of five, she was born ten and thirteen years after her siblings and always felt a bit like the outsider. Her professional career is wide spread, from care giver to the elderly, to international fashion model and later marketing manager, she found her "home" in writing. Love, wisdom and the wonderment of all the things we still don't know has always been a part of her driving force and her curiosity and eagerness to evolve and learn as well. Since childhood she found herself questioning why our world isn't a place more like an Eden, and therefore shares her thoughts on how to enjoy life more in most of her works. She advocates for more playfulness, more love and what is now commonly coined as mindfulness. Her motto through the years have been and still is: Whatever the question – love is the answer.
What inspires you to write?
Love, playfulness, humor, trying to inspire others for more expansive lives and better solutions. When I see unnecessary suffering, pain and turmoil it triggers me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write constantly and I may very well have started a hundred books by now. However at times, when the topic is just right, it reaches the finishing line before I even think about it. Of course there is some sort of outline going on in my mind while writing, but ideas flow in constantly, some survive and some don't. I used to fret over all those unfinished ideas or manuscripts, but I now realize that those are seeds and when I keep the creative portal open, and continue to write, that's more important than to always finalize a book. Some ideas take root and some just don't.
What advice would you give other writers?
I read Julia Cameron's "The artist's way" early on, which keeps inspiring me to this day. To stay open, to continue to write, even if it's just my diary, helps me. Treating myself with respect when I don't produce x number of pages every day or even going through a "dry spell". My creativity needs the balance between discipline and play to flow. Sort of like raising a child.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was so eager to see it in print I choose to self-publish. Publishers take forever to come back to you at times and I found it liberating to be in charge of the process. I'm sure it would be rewarding to have a publisher, but also limiting. For me, being as craving of independence as I am, self-publishing was an easy choice.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I do believe that social media will play a great role for promoting a book and creating interest in it. Internet will of course still be the platform of marketing, but hopefully will never be able to wipe out the paper book industry since the original reading experience can never be replaced by watching a screen or have the book read to you through your ipad/iphone etc.
What genres do you write?: inspirational and motivational
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Paula Jacobsson Page On Amazon
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