NaNoWriMo 2014 Participation

As some of you may already know, I intend to participate in this year’s NaNoWriMo. In case you have no idea what that is, here’s a little explanation: NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and is an event that takes place every November all over the world. In those 30 days you are supposed to write a novel with at least 50,000 words. Also, you are not allowed to write a single word for the story before November 1 and there is a time limit of maximum one month for plotting and character development. (If you want more information on the project and how to participate yourself, please click here!)

You probably think this is crazy. “How could a person write a whole book in just one month?”, but let me tell you this: it can be done! In fact, very famous novels such as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Fight Club have been written in much less time. Yet, I would not exactly call myself a writer and NaNoWriMo will definitely take up a lot of time. I’m just really happy that it’s more about quantity rather than quality. Nonetheless, this means my blog might suffer a little in terms of regular blog posts, but I hereby promise to still write about the two-part finale of Doctor Who, and after finally catching up with the latest of episodes of Downton Abbey, about that as well. If you are interested in hearing about my writing ideas and my general progress on NaNoWriMo, let me know in the comments below and I will blog about that as well. And last but not least, if you are participating in NaNoWriMo and you still want a writing buddy, don’t hesitate to add me! Click here for that!

Wish me luck for reaching 50,000 and tell me what you think about my plan to participate in this ludicrous event!

John Green’s books and movies

I will admit that I am obsessed with John Green‘s books! Currently, I am reading An Abundance of Katherines and before that, I pretty much devoured Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars. There is just something in these books that speaks to me and I can relate so darn well to the characters.

I know that a lot of people think that TFIOS (short for The Fault in Our Stars) is overrated, but I don’t care. It’s my absolute favourite book of all times! That doesn’t mean that I’m going to hate on people who don’t like it, but I just don’t understand how you couldn’t fall in love with it. It is funny and heartbreakingly beautiful. I can still quote tons of stuff from the book, because I just love it so much.

I have the same process getting into a John Green book every time. Basically, I don’t want to know what it’s about. The less I know, the better, because then I’ll allow the story to surprise me even more. I knew that TFIOS had something to do with cancer, but I didn’t expect it to be the way it eventually was. Looking for Alaska shocked me even more and … I’ve just deciced that I won’t tell you anything about the books in case you haven’t read them.

Buuuut I will talk about the upcoming movies. Most people don’t like book adaptations for the big screen and I totally get why. Yet, when it comes to The Fault in Our Stars, I have never been more excited for a movie than I am now. From what I could see in the trailes and teasers and music videos (Yes! I watched pretty much everything I could get my hands on!) it just looks perfect! The really tried to stick to the book (and I hope I won’t regret writing this after I’ve actually seen the whole movie), but I think they did a great job with it. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are in my opinion the perfect Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters! I don’t even care anymore that they were sibling in Divergent, because they look adorable together. If you haven’t seen the trailer (which I think is highly doubtful) you can check it our here!

I started crying just watching the trailer, I don’t even want to think about how many tissues I am going to need in the movie theatre! I can’t wait!

But there is more to come! I’ve just found out that Nat Wolff (who plays Isaac in TFIOS) will be playing Quentin, or just Q, in the upcoming adaptation of Paper Towns. I really liked the book as well and I think Nat would be a great Q, but oh my stars, he gets to play in two John Green stories. How amazing and yet very strange is that!? I can’t quite imagine a fitting Margo for him. Who would you cast if you had the chance? Let me know in the comments below!

Yet, Nat Wolff isn’t the only one from the TFIOS team who will be working on the Paper Towns movie. John Green confirmed that the script writers, the producers and the studio are also the same as for the TFIOS movie. I think that’s a good sign! Do you agree?