How I plan to spend the month of November

The summers are over way too quickly here in Scandinavia. I guess that’s why we savor it so much. That is if it happens to be a nice summer. This year was only decent and it was good that we opted for Italy instead of Norway for our summer holiday otherwise we would not have enjoyed consistent sunshine and temperatures above 15 degrees Celsius. The turn to fall is always a little harder to face as everyone knows that it means we have another six to seven months of cold, gray, rainy days ahead.

This November I’m doing something different. Instead of sulking, I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and have agreed to produce a novel, or write  50,000 words of random babbling, within the next 30 days. I have done a fair amount of writing in my days, even started two novels and written many articles and countless press releases, but this will be a first for me. I’m up to around 5,000 words so far and it’s going well.

Wish me luck. I’m going to need it. And who knows, maybe it will inspire me to write more on this blog once it’s completed.


  1. best of luck to you laura. i’m sure you will make the 50.000 words in time…


  2. Hello Laura,
    I wish you good luck with your writing.
    I am sure you will do just fine.
    I have read some of you previous posts and I like them very much. I think you are a good writer.
    I have even made a link to your blog in my blog, so people will have the opportunity to read your posts.
    You have been away from blogging for a while, but now I have read that is because you have been busy writing and travelling. I hope you keep writing in this blog once in a while.
    Again I wish you good luck. Leo.


    1. Hi Leo, Thanks for your message! I really appreciate it. I like your blog too and will put up a link as well. Looks like you are in Aarhus?

      There is another book you may want to list, it’s one I edited called “Worktrotter’s Guide to Denmark.”

      I also contributed to the Fodor’s Scandinavia Guide Book:

      Well, good luck with the job search. I’m afraid it’s not easy but if you are creative enough, I’m sure you can find something.

      Look forward to reading more of your posts!



  3. best of luck to you laura. i’m sure you will make the 50.000 words in time…


    1. Thanks, Lasse. You’re the best cheerleader EVER!


  4. Bluefish · · Reply

    I’m participating in a post a day for the whole month of November.

    Good luck 🙂


    1. That’s great. I’ll take a look then. I’ve been out of the blogshere for a while. Nice to hear from you again!


    2. Hi there, can’t seem to find your blog! Can you send me the address? Cheers!


  5. Hi Laura,

    It would be great to have a link at your blog; I am looking forward to it.
    I will also add some links to the books.

    Yes I am currently living in Århus. After some years of living in Copenhagen, I decided to move to Aarhus. Aarhus it is not as big and beautiful as Copenhagen, but still a GREAT second option to live in Denmark.

    Yes, I am also confident to find a job. As you say, it is not easy these days with the financial crisis, but something good will come up soon.
    I have tried to get creative by writing about it in my blog and I am also trying to spread the word as much as I can.

    I have also tried to write several articles in my blog about how to get a job in Denmark.

    Vi ses.


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