Schedules!

Here’s what happened in the last 1,5 months:

  • I’ve finished the first draft of Sword & Mirror

  • I’ve got it back with the 1st round of edits from my editor

  • I’ve just finished outlining book 2 this morning (yay!)

  • I’ve come up with an action plan for the next year o.O

So what happens next? I want to get the edits done this week, so I can start on book 2 next week! Also, I went on vacation last week. I visited Cyprus! <3 It’s been a dream of mine to go there for… more than 20 years now. AND while I was away, my little yuzu saplings has sprouted. 4 of them! I’m very proud of them, we’ll see how they fare. I’ve planted some tangerine and lemon trees, too. I like citrus, what can I say? :)

Oh, and I’m planning on watching MIB3 in the cinemas this week! Have you already seen it? What did you think? It’s gonna be awesome, right? I mean, two Aesirs are involved, it’s gotta be ;)

Plans for the long weekend

I've been struggling a bit. When I get home after work, I've barely any energy or brain-power left. I need the weekends off to charge myself up. Which leaves me with the dilemma, when to write? If it was November, I'd try to force myself, but this is different from NaNoWriMo, where you only need to concentrate on the quantity.

Aside from that particular month, I need to be an editor AND a writer when I create. It's especially true now that I'm revising Book 1. Which brings me to another question: do I finish the revision of Book 1 and then finish the first draft of Book 3, or is it alright for me to just continue Book 3 when I feel like it, regardless if I finished revising Book 1?

Now we have a 4-day long weekend, and I've been on holiday this week, so I'm supposed to be well-rested, recharged and ready! But which one to work on? Book 1 or Book 3? And the eternal question: why is it so hard to start? Once I start, I usually continue more easily.

... I think my problem lies with where I am with Book 1. I'm almost completely rewriting a storyarc and it's not easy, at all.

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! 

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...