After months of dreaming of, I’m finally in Germany! I touched down in Frankfurt International Airport a bit over a week ago, after a marathon 27 hour flight from Australia. It’s so good to finally be here! Everything is so different, so… European!* One thing I love is that there’s so much history in Europe! On the train I took up from Frankfurt I passed not one, not two, but FIVE different castles, all just chilling in the background. It’s a whole new world after living in a relatively new country such as Australia. My history-buff-nerdiness is going into overdrive!!
(For those of you who didn’t know, I’m a foreign exchange student doing a university semester abroad in Germany.)
The flights went well, and I slept practically non-stop from Singapore. That meant that I got to Germany feeling awake and refreshed, and with no signs of jet-lag. It’s amazing. I’ve settled in nicely into my dorm room, and I’m fast learning how to be independent! I just wish I had more of a kitchen – it’s too small to make anything more than 5 Minute Noodles**. (I tried making pasta the other night. Horrible. (The cooking process, not the actual food.))
In the writing field, I’ve finally started writing ROGUE! It’s wonderful to finally start writing this project after so many months in the planning stages. I realised that I’m writing new words for the first time this year! Up until now I’ve either been editing or planning, so it’s an awesome feeling to be writing again! So far I’m about 2K into it, right where the protagonist gets dropped into hot water, and the word count is climbing every day!
So that’s all from me today! I haven’t yet caught up on everyone’s blogs, so for the comments: how have you been? What have you been up to in the last few weeks? How is your writing going? Let me know in the comments!
* I’m honestly speechless.
** Like 2 Minute Noodles, but take 5 minutes to prepare.