More time to write

So, as promised, I’ll try to make my posts more frequent. Today, I’ll tell you about how awesome and scary it is to leave your day job.

I was offered a new contract at my job, but it wasn’t good enough to stay, that’s the harsh truth. Also, I wanted to do something more or just some stuff differently, (make it more efficient), and things just didn’t move. And here came this opportunity with a leeway of a few weeks.

Anyway, I’ve decided to dedicate most of my time to novel writing. Because that’s what I really enjoy doing. I’m sick of the 8-5 job at an office. That’s how it is. So, on one hand, I’ll have more time to do what I love doing (novel writing), on the other hand, it’s a bit scary when you realize there’s no income in a couple of weeks. Eeek.

I’m eager to see how far momentum goes! Already, I’ve written a bunch and I have more brain for the little things, you know. Like blog posts. Or details in my stories. It’s nice to see these things changing back to what they were supposed to be :)

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! :)

Look what I found!

I know I've yet to put up a description of the trilogy I'm currently working on - write it up for my paranoia ;) -, but I can't not share this!

My_key.jpg

It's a key. On a necklace. When I saw it at the shop, I couldn't just walk by, because things like this play a big part in my trilogy. Well, they look a bit different, but close enough, I guess. I just needed this.

Now, let's get back to revising the 1st volume. (Current status: revising vol. 1 /2nd half/, vol. 2 is completed, waiting for revision AND vol. 3 is at about 2/3 written. Plans: finish revising vol. 1, then finish writing vol. 3. Then revise vol. 1 /again/ and this time, continue revision with vol. 2 & 3.)

PS.: Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy can't I put the text next to the picture? Why, oh, why?

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!