This Is Not A Helpful Article, But There IS Champagne!

Special delivery…

A toast!

So, I’ve been sitting on this for MONTHS.

I didn’t want to talk about it online, I didn’t want to jinx it…but as I worked on it and worked on it, it became weirder and weirder not to share it with you. My people, my beloved readers, my Internet Friends.

I promised myself once I passed a certain word count, I would tell you.

Well, the words are safely sitting in a Word document, to be sent to my editor this week so I’m very happy to announce that YES, it IS happening:

I have a book deal.

In July, I signed with publisher Nieuw Amsterdam for my first self help book.

(The struggle is real, the chins are real) 

YAY, right?! Awkward hugs and high fives all around!

Let’s talk about it in bullet points based on questions you may or may not have.

“OMG LIANNE, YOU WEIRD DOUBLE CHINNED SPECIMEN, HOW ARE YOU FEELING?” 

  • It is completely surreal. I thought I’d feel it after a couple of months and a couple of thousand words, but I don’t. It is STILL surreal.
  • I’ve wanted to write a real book ever since I was a kid. And now people are letting me write a book. If it wasn’t so surreal, I’d probably be screaming 24/7.
  • But occasionally, I have this really happy twinge. Because I’m working on a book. And that’s fucking awesome.

“LIANNE, TELL US ABOUT THE BOOK.” 

  • The book is going to be a self help book. Duh.
  • Quick book pitch: I take you through the process of self help and what it can do for you, based on what it did (and does) for me. It will be very personal, all brand new content (except for my tried and true self help methods of course). I can’t wait until I can tell/show you more.
  • Yes, it will be in Dutch. If it doesn’t flop horrible, we’ll go from there to global world domination.
  • Oh, and public service announcement: The “how is the book coming along?” is the equivalent of “how is your Master thesis coming along?” and “how is your Bachelor thesis coming along?” I love you guys, but it is THE WORST.

“LIANNE, HOW DID YOUR LOVED ONES TAKE THE NEWS?” 

  • They’re so proud they’re going to burst.
  • I keep reminding them that I first need to actually do/write something before there is anything to be proud of.
  • Boyfriend was so proud that he told ALL his friends, so pretty much the entire population of The Hague already knew.

“LIANNE, YOU WORK 32-40 HOURS A WEEK, YOU RUN A BLOG AND YOU WANT TO EXERCISE, SEE YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND BOYFRIEND, BINGEWATCH DUMB TV AND SLEEP…AND NOW YOU’RE GONNA WRITE A BOOK TOO?! HOW?!” 

  • Oh God, don’t remind me.
  • Next year, buy my book and you’ll find out! 😉

Ok this has been my special announcement, I gotta go do stuff and try not to be nervous about your reaction. Have a great day, BYE.

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46 comments

  1. Oooooooooooooooooo!!! Wat ontzettend gaaf! Ik kan echt niet wachten! Heel veel schrijfplezier en succes en CONDRAGULATIONS GURL!

  2. JAAAAAAA DIT IS TE GEK! Wauw gefeliciteerd :):):) Het wordt tijd dat meer mensen met jouw awesome-ness kennis gaan maken.

  3. Jaaaaaaaa!!!! Lianne gefeliciteerd!! Ik heb al je ebooks met heel veel plezier gelezen en vind dit echt een mega gave fantastisch coole vervolg stap. Het is je gegund! En ik koop hem uiteraard wanneer hij uit is. Hoort in de collectie ;)!

  4. Ohhh wat tof!!! Gefeliciteerd, wat een leuk nieuws! Ben heel erg benieuwd naar het eindresultaat, met jouw humor en schrijftalent moet dit een bestseller worden! 😉

  5. Oh wouw wat een geweldig nieuws!! Gefeliciteerd!! Dat boek MOET bij mij op de plank! Luchtpost naar Oostenrijk aub 😉
    Succes met het schrijven ervan!

  6. Congratulations! But please aim for global domination and eventually publish in English eventually! Wishing all the best with the book!

  7. Wat LEUK voor je. Ik heb altijd gevonden dat je eens zo’n boek moet schrijven. Je hebt een heerlijke no-nonsense kijk op dingen, en ik weet zeker dat het een succes wordt!

  8. Woowwww, this is so exciting!! Congratulations!! Although I must admit I went from being overly ecstatic about getting to read you book to pretty disappointed that it’s not going to be in English right off the bat. But of course it will eventually be in English, because there’s no way that it will be a flop 😉

  9. Read this yesterday:

    “OMG LIANNE, YOU WEIRD DOUBLE CHINNED SPECIMEN, HOW ARE YOU FEELING?”

    And I’m still laughing. <3

    Liann, congrats and can't wait!

  10. Wow Lianne (are we on a first name basis yet?? I feel like we are) that is really awesome! And just that you know: the chin is hereditary. I have one and now my 10 week old baby has one too. And she got my pout (but I am kinda proud of that). Cheers!

  11. FANTASTISCH! En ik ga het meteen kopen! Nu! Okee ik weet dat het nog niet kan maar toch ik heb mn pinpas al vast! Schrijf ze : )

  12. Waaaaaahhh te gek!! Normaal reageer ik nooit (maar lees álles), maar nu kon ik het echt niet laten want congrats!!! Ik geniet altijd onwijs van je schrijfstijl en blogs, dus kijk nu al uit naar precies dat maar dan 10x zo lang genieten!

  13. Congratulations! And a word of help: double-chinned authors on the cover probably won’t shift many copies…. I’m no fan of the genre but I’m gonna buy a copy anyway, when it hits the stores. And now write….