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.)
Well, I did it. I signed up for this year’s NaNoWriMo. I’ve never done something like this before, so I’m equal parts enthusiastic and scared.
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