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Tip Menjadi Penulis Bestseller book May 2, 2009

Posted by emma1202 in Diary of Life.
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Dear bloggers,

How are you today? Hope you are all right. My head is spinning as I didn’t have enough sleep last night. I have to sleep at least 6-7 hours.  I was too enthusiastic to finish one book that I bought last night with my mom at Popular bookstoree, Boulevard.  I just finished the book.  I took me less than 10 hours to finish and understand the book.  The book is written by Zamri Mohamad, a local writer.  Seems that he’s well-known in his writing arena. 

Tip Menjadi Penulis Bestseller, if I may translate it- Tips to be a bestseller writer.  I do have a dream to write my own books.  I did write few articles and my articles published in local newspaper, Borneo Post.  Then I stopped as I didn’t have time. Bullshit, isn’t it? Only my excuse. I submitted my article when I started my work in the uni.  My routine was crazy with teaching, researching, motivating, counselling, and supervising.   I enjoyed my routines though.  I was more to academic writings especially published journals, conference proceedings, and articles.  According to Zamri Mohammad, academicians write knowledge in academic way and the language is not ‘appropriate’ to attract the readers.  I do agree.  I think I have to be liberal if I want to be any reader can read my writings.  InsyaAllah 😉 

Blogging is my another step to improve my writing.  I think I want to open another account and write in Malay.  I will let my dearest bloggers once I launch my new blog in Malay! 😉  Wait for my ‘opening day’! 🙂

A great friend told me there are four themes people love to read and learn.  FORM- Family, Occupation, Relationship, and Money.  I am going to use my blog as my guidance. Also, I hope I can find a mentor to guide me. 

I have to get rid all the negative comments.   Those negative comments are really put me down. To be honest. FYI, in my theses I have to write 100,000 words.  So far, I have less than 40,000 words.  The negative comments were like ‘Your English is not up to English standard. Those English high schoolers are more better than you’, ‘Too many grammatical errors’, etc.  I didn’t give up. I went to English classes and tried to improve my English.  However, now and then, when I have these comments, I felt down and down and down.  The feeling made me reflected my job, my published journals and articles, my former students, I felt like I did massive, huge mistakes.  I became scared, really scared.  It reflected my job in total. I know, I have to take this constructively. But hey, if these comments keep coming to me, it’s crazy. 

So, I hope to ‘come back’.  I need to restart.  I really need to. I want to complete my phd with flying color.  I know it’s a process, and I have to be strong.  I am into this Indonesian soap opera, Intan on Channel Astro Prima. Intan always says semangat  means be strong or direct translation is spirit. hehehe…

I have to stop now. Lunch time. Mom cooked roasted chicken, steamed prawn, etc. See you all later.

Have a nice day.


Emma xx.