I came, I saw and I conquered NaNoWriMo!

I participated in the National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo, for the first time this year, and I was very worried about it. Not just because writing 50k in one month was never something I thought I could do – it took me three years to finish my 100k manuscript – but also because I had (well, have) to write two papers of 2000 – 2500 words each to write in November/December as well. (I still haven’t truly started on those.)

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The year 2013…

2013 for me was the year of sequels and delayed gratification.

Sequels were a constant in my life this year: from the second year of Japanstudies I enrolled in, the majority of movies I watched at the cinema (Fast and Furious 6, Iron man 3, Thor: The Dark World, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire & The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), to the new seasons of TV shows I watched. Continue reading