It's that time of the year again

October 16th, 15 days to go before National Novel Writing Month, also knows as NaNoWriMo. This will be my 7th year.

However, before NaNo begins, I'm working on a better edition of The Snow King. I have had some time in spring to work on it, very little time in June, then my intense job began, lasted till end of September, with no time to write/edit. 15 days to go till NaNo, I'll make it a point to work on a chapter per day at least.

Also, looking for a fitting, permament job, drop me a line if you hear anything, thanks. And I made the first step for acquiring my driving lisence! Yay! The course will be in November, but it'll be managable even with NaNo in my opinion. I mean, if I could do NaNo while doing second to last semester at Uni, or working full time, then I can deal with a driving course, yes?

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Do you have any plans for Halloween? Or November?

NaNoWriMo and job-hunting yet again

Where to start? First, hello, I am still alive :) Summer was long and exhausting. I couldn't go on holiday, because that was how my job worked back then. Then came October, my contract finished, it's the end of November and I am still looking for a job.

I really don't like job hunting, especially the cover letters. Yikes! Well, fingers crossed! I want to stay in London, so let's hope for the best. When I'm not writing, I'm reading job-seeking advice day and night. Crazy.

As for NaNoWriMo, this is my most productive November so far (6th year as a Wrimo). I hit 45K today, so only 5K more to go. Which can be done in less than a day, although I'm not sure if I want to do a marathon tomorrow. I should get out and... umm... maybe I'll write a couple of applications before continuing my novel.

Anyway, if you're participating in NaNoWriMo, please share your experience! :)

Bye, bye 2013 - Welcome 2014!

Let's wrap up the year in a few sentences now when there's only one more day in 2013.

  • Started a job on 1st January.
  • Visited London for the second time ever in May.
  • Learnt some more Korean.
  • Learnt some more Russian.
  • Got to know lots of new people; friends and foes both.
  • Finished the second volume of my trilogy.
  • Won NaNoWriMo for the 5th time in a row, which means I've written about 70% of the last volume of my trilogy.
  • Finally I could visit Debrecen on 20th August, so I could see the Flower Carnival.
  • Had my own place for about 5-6 months.
  • Started this website!
  • Read a bunch of books. And re-read some more books.
  • Watched some amazing movies and TV shows!

And what about 2014? Well, I ought to pick up my pen and scribble down my goals for the year in my notebook. Then, we'll see next December how many I could tick as completed during the year.

One thing is for sure: I'm going to London at the end of January! And I want to go a second time next year. I've been missing London so much since May...
And of course, I have plans with my novels ;)

NaNoWriMo 2013 - The beginning

I didn't get to plan anything last weekend and up until 2 hours before midnight on 31st October, I wasn't sure what do write.

You see, I always have several ideas that just wait to get on the monitor! And I was unsure what would be better: to finish several projects and be a 'rebel', or finish the last volume in a series. 

I'm finishing the trilogy. Though I immediately had second thoughts on the first evening, because I'm still too close to the story. I wanted something fresh and thought I should had started a new one. Then again, another new one??? Thankfully, Inspiration came and I was able to start.
I'm planning on writing 2k words each day this weekend, so I'll be able to get ahead! So far, so good. *knocks on wood thrice*
Sadly, there'll be some busy days at work, but I hope I can use the slow times to write some more. We'll see how it works out. 

Good luck to everyone who's doing NaNoWriMo! Cheers! 

Happenings

  Many things happened in the past few days. I have moved back to my home from the flat I was renting, yesterday was a National Holiday for my country AND there're only 8 more days until NaNoWriMo! 

Today was a strange Monday, which is followed by a Friday. Gotta love these kind of days. 

Still not sure what to write in November. Should I rebel and finish my earlier works? Or should I just go ahead and write the third, final volume in my trilogy? The latter would probably be most beneficial.
I'm going on a holiday this weekend (making it a 3-day weekend) and hope to do some plotting and planning for NaNoWriMo.

See you later! 

PS.: If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the official site (http://nanowrimo.org). It's such a creative rush, I recommend it. Well, if you're not afraid of a little challenge, that is ;) 

PS.2: I should probably try using these editors in another browser. They're really slow in Opera, which is such a shame, since it's my favourite one...