Friday, 9 November 2012

The madness begins

Oh my gods. What have I done? I have just killed two of my characters, characters I really liked. It was painful to write. This story is certainly starting to live its own life, and I am being sucked right into it. It is a wonderful and horrible feeling. Intense, in any case. Wow, to think that all of this was hidden somewhere within my head. This'll be some 22 interesting days for sure. I wonder what will happen next.

11901 words down, 38099 to go.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Well well, VeganMoFo didn't go too bad! I didn't reach the goal of 20 posts, but 15 is quite impressive considering my usual blogging frequency. Also taking into account that october was an insanely busy month study-wise it becomes rather fantastic. Yay, success! Hope you enjoyed it and maybe got a little bit inspired; I know I did. 

Now November is here, and with it (inter)National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo):

Check out NaNoWriMo!

This year I'm participating for the first time! An idea for a story that's been sleeping in my head for several years is finally going to find its way out. Not gonna share any details on what the story is about, though. Maybe afterwards, if things go reasonably well and I'm not all too embarrassed about it. I don't know how good my chances of success are, and it will indeed be a challenge to write 50000 words in 30 days. Not only is it longer than anything I've ever written before, it's also an insanely fast pace. This means I will have to send my inner editor on a trip to Hawaii while I write, otherwise I'll have no chance in hell of getting anywhere at all. For some reason I decided to try writing in English, which is not my mother tongue, so that might become a challenge in itself. I'll do my best, though, and I think it will be fun (so far it is!). This will be the cause of my lack of presence in the blogosphere this month, and for general reclusiveness in real life as well. Family, friends and strangers: thank you for bearing with me!

Anybody else participating in NaNoWriMo this year? If not, see you on the other side of 50000 words of story!

Love and writing,