I am lucky. I have now concluded more than 30 interviews for my upcoming book Rohkeasti maailmalle. As an author, I have to say that I am very humbled of the hundreds of years of experience that people have given me in the form of stories of their personal life and how their families have adjusted to new countries. These stories are based on real life, they are not fiction and therefore very valuable for the readers. The process has been also pretty demanding on me as the focus and concentration during the interviews is typically intense.
I am now doing my final touches on the book before I send it for first iteration round to the publisher. It is far to long as of now, but I am sure my beautiful editor that I worked with in my first book knows what to take off from the book… And she does it so well without getting me mad.. I am sure that every author has some “odd” thinks that editors have to deal with.