“Something had been growing in my heart for quite some time. I was searching for thoughts, beliefs and memories that were deeply engraved in my subconscious. When I realized they were stories I wrote them down separately, without even knowing what they would turn into”, Serap explains.
But she struggled to find a pattern and started combining the stories. Even though she didn’t have a clear plan from the start, she was now confident:
“I was sitting by the beach practicing yoga, overlooking the giant blue sea. I decided there and then that all the stories would end up as one novel, and it would be about the blue”.
The name of her novel is actually “Looking into the blue”. Obviously, it’s referring to the color blue, but it also has a hidden meaning.
“Yoga is, as you might have noticed, very important to me. It spirits up my life. And in the world of yoga blue is the color of one of our chakras – which are the wheels of flowing energy throughout our bodies. The emotions of the blue chakra are communication, truth and the need to express yourself”, explains Serap.