NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Participants should write 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days of November.
It is my first year of NaNoWriMo. My goal is to finish writing my first novel!
What I am going to write:
The story came to my mind in Singapore five years ago. Although I had completed a degree in tourism management, I had no idea what I want to do with my life at that time.
My previous plan was to move to Namibia. I had spent a lot of time in this beautiful country already. I worked for several Namibian companies and NGOs, and received a promising job offer.
However, everything changed when I got in a car accident in Namibia. I was badly injured and needed a long time to recover. Hence, I declined the job offer.
I went back to Berlin and worked on very interesting projects with many creative, young people. However, I wanted a change after a while. And I wanted to travel again.
I decided to go to Singapore. I had been there before. It was only for a very short time, but the island is very small and it seemed to be a great and safe place for a young woman like me.
My time in Singapore was very exciting. I met people from all over the world, and truly enjoyed the social and cultural diversity around me.
I bought a diary and took many notes. I always loved to write stories and poems, and dreamed of becoming a writer one day.
Slowly, my first story developed. However, I was not very happy with my career opportunities in Singapore. Therefore, I went back to good old Europe and started to study at the University of Heidelberg.
Right now, I live in two countries, Germany and Austria. My first story is not completed yet, but I hope that I can finish it this month. I will post more info about it on my blog and keep you updated about my writing process.
Check out NaNoWriMo and keep on writing!