Friday, 1 November 2013

Heart of Time

Writing is addictive. Especially writing during "Nanowrimo"(i.e. the National Novel Writing Month). The goal is simple: Finishing a 50,000 word novel within a single month. If you have been following this blog for a while, you'll know that I successfully took part in Camp Nano this July, even managing 10k more than planned. However, I never actually got to the end of my novel, which is why I am taking part in Nanowrimo again this November. Another 50k should do the job, unless my characters suddenly decide to do more unplanned excursions to foreign horizons. Somehow, I totally get the idea behind Cornelia Funke's Inkheart, where book characters literally leap from the pages they were created on and develop a life on their own. Mine do just the same. All the time.

A fellow Nanowrimo participant made this amazing cover for me - check out her tumblr page
At the top of the right sidebar you will be able to track my progress throughout the month. Thanks to a large donation of German gingerbread, I already managed to write 2k on the first day of Nanowrimo. Let's keep the chocolate, gingerbread and dried mango coming!

PS. If you want to have a sneak peak at the novel so far, comment or contact me and I'll send you the manuscript so far.
PPS. It's not too late to take part yourself - it's not about winning - taking part is what matters!

Winning is fun - Stirling University Photography Competition

After winning the Stirling Uni Photography Competition in the category "Student Life", our images are now shown in an exhibition at the Macrobert Centre at the university for the next three weeks. There was a nice little ceremony on Monday (see picture below). And I got 150 pounds in high-street vouchers. Happy :)

I took this picture on the top of our local mountain Dumyat (only 418m high, but still a lovely summit to hike up to) after a snow storm - only minutes before we couldn't even see the ground below our feet, and the next moment the clouds disappeared and Stirling's main landmark, the Wallace Monument, was framed quite nicely by them.
The happy winners