Busy, busy…

I know I am neglecting you a little bit by reblogging so much. I am busy with editing my novel, which I’ve written during NaNoWriMo (see all about it and get a little sneak peak here).

I’ve decided to self publish and have found two beta readers who are waiting to proof read it when I am done with “cleaning it out”. I am aiming on having it out in a couple of weeks and will be happy to let those of you interested know when it is available. I also decided to write a little prequel for it which I want to have done by the end of this week. Kind of a short and sweet introduction of my main character in the novel I am currently editing. This one will be available for free and I will be happy to share it on this blog as well. So keep your eyes open 😉

In the meanwhile I got nominated again for the One Lovely Blog Award by NatureSpeak Photos, a Blog that I love so much. Thank you for the nomination. As I have been nominated before I take the liberty here to refer to my previous post about it, which you can find here. I really appreciate it and it is a big boost for me! I want my blog to be that: A lovely blog and hopefully also inspiring. By nominating me you let me know that I am on the right track. Thank you so much for that!

Done!

Winner-2014-Square-ButtonAnd I am officially done… Just handed in my text for validation. Wow, it was an amazing feeling to be able to do it. And do it by today.

I am happy, well at least with most of it. And it was truly a great feeling to see how it came together, how suddenly the story shaped itself. How parts, I had no clue of how to tackle them a couple of weeks ago just suddenly got shaped.

I am really happy now. And thank you all who commented on the last posts and helped me out: Perse, Mother Hen Diaries, Vancouver Visions, Life Anime and Kpop, Nutsrok, Thoughtfull Minds United, Irenedesign2011, Lucile De Godoy, From the Seasonally Occupied Territories, Mellow and the Wildling, Vicky And Her Dogs, Athursdayschild, Galesmind, Thoughts by Mello-Elo, Secretsofatrailingspouse, Lebensspurfragmente,  I really appreciate all your comments!

Typing Away – NaNoWriMo

I am typing away and trying hard to keep my blog up at the same time. I definitely don’t spend as much time writing posts as prior to November and (and this is what honestly bothers me more) I don’t spend as much time reading your posts and commenting. I try hard to keep up, but I just don’t manage.

NaNoWriMo… one day you will come to an end! And I promise, you will see me more often again on your blog as well!

Finally I found a title for what will hopefully soon be a 50’000 word draft for a novel. Ready to be uploaded entirely. My head is spinning as the ideas keep coming… and unfortunately going as well. And I doubt myself. I doubt that it will be interesting enough. Question myself if it will be too clumsy.

By now I am way into the second half of the 50’000 words but there is no rap up in my head. And personally I don’t like open ends. So I guess there is still a lot of brainstorming ahead of me ;-).

Figured I give you another little bit to read. It is taken out of the first part of the story. Not far in, but far enough. Let me know what you think. So here we go:

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NaNoWriMo

I did it! I signed up for NaNoWriMo! Not entirely sure why, but I did it 😉

For a long time I wanted to write and I just feel it would be a good time to finally start. So here is my little excerpt for you guys:

“There is blood, blood all over… and the pain! The pain! It really hurts; it feels like a knife cutting through her abdominals! Stop it! Stop it! She tries to talk, tries to scream, but no sound seems to escape her mouth! Why can she not just scream! It hurts, she feels bad… the blood! She is cold, feels bad, really bad. She is drained in sweat… but she feels cold, really cold! Her heart is racing. It hurts, she is scared and she wants to scream. What are all those people doing around her? Why is nobody helping. Why is everyone just looking at her? Why are they all shaking their heads? She is trying to grab one of them but she cannot reach them! Her arms feel so heavy! She wants it to stop! She can feel it coming out; she can feel her baby coming out! The baby! It’s too early! And there is this familiar blond woman in the corner, smiling, laughing, with an evil look on her face. Pleased to see, that she was incapable of doing anything. Happy about the drama, which was unfolding in front of her. Why is nobody helping? The baby! The baby! The baby! No, no, no…

“NO! NO!” she can hear herself scream. It’s dark. Only a little bit of light comes through the closed blinds of her bedroom window. The alarm clock shows 3.38am. She is drained in sweat and shacking. Her heart pumps like after running a marathon. She checks her linens. No blood. No pain.

Finally she finds her way back into reality. It was only a dream, a terrible nightmare. Where is the light switch? She needs to turn on the light. She needs to get out of the dark. Tonight it was only a nightmare but a couple of months ago most of it was horribly real. It was still hunting her. In real life there was not as much blood as in her dreams. Nevertheless it was a very bad experience. It combined so many elements. Pain, blood, panic, and maybe also hope but then big disappointment and deep sadness. The feeling of a shear unbearable loss…”