Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2021

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Just like last year I’ve started to prepare for this year’s National Novel Writing Month in October. I’ve decided to write a Fantasy Crime Novel based in a version of Northern Ireland, that I’ve been thinking about for a while. Criteria for me to choose this project … Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2021 weiterlesen

Finding Balance

Like the Jedi knight, every writer has to find balance in their lives. That can be especially difficult if we have to juggle a day job or a family that often keeps us away from the desk. Sometimes that can make us feel as if we are unable to make any progress. Or we are … Finding Balance weiterlesen

Camp Nano and Writing Update

I just wanted to give you a quick update on my Camp Nano experience. My goal was to write 20 k words for my romantic crime novel “Murder and Pumpkin Spice”, and it was not hard for me to reach that goal. I finished a week early, which shows me that I have become a … Camp Nano and Writing Update weiterlesen

My Bulletjournal

If you’re not a full-time writer, you need a functioning system to plan your writing process. With all the other tasks you have in your life, it may otherwise just fall short. At least, that is the case for me. I’m a person who likes to plan their days and weeks in advance, simply because … My Bulletjournal weiterlesen

Writing Update February 2021

Time for my first writing update in the New Year. My best achievement was finishing the first draft of my German Urban Fantasy story “Grauzeit”. I started this novel in November for NaNoWriMo. It is a project that is very close to my heart. Finishing it this week left me quite emotional and it’s not … Writing Update February 2021 weiterlesen

My 2020

I don’t think anyone would disagree with me saying 2020 was a difficult and draining year on many levels. I believe that it is still important to also see the positive things that have happened in one’s personal life and not just file it away as a dark year. These things may be small compared … My 2020 weiterlesen

Writing Update December 2020

Just a quick update on my writing schedule right now. I have to say that I love December as a writing month and I would love it even more if we had some snow as I find it so inspiring when the world turns white. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards right … Writing Update December 2020 weiterlesen

My NaNoWriMo 2020 Experience

I’m going to be honest with you: I never thought I would be able to write 50 k in one month. Not just because I have a two months old baby at home and didn’t know whether she would let me work, but also because I thought that I needed more time to write that … My NaNoWriMo 2020 Experience weiterlesen

Writing Update October 2020

It’s the start of my favorite season and I’m feeling very inspired right now. I’m still currently editing my German Fantasy novel “Der dreizehnte Prinz”, but I’m slowly coming to an end. There are some passages that I have to rewrite while others have to be cut completely. I can’t really understand anymore why I … Writing Update October 2020 weiterlesen

Taking Time

Time management is something I’m constantly struggling with. That is probably the case for most writers who have another job as well or are moms and dads. Despite having a job I like and a family, I see writing as one of the most important things in my life and there is a reason for … Taking Time weiterlesen