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All I have to do is read them (and write a few words about them) - and I even get to choose them myself.

Not that I need any more books, but who am I to say no?

Oh dear

Dec. 10th, 2009 12:23 am
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Haven't posted here in ages...

...and I should.

But this is just saying the obvious - I will actually do something about it later. Like tomorrow...
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Time to print out three copies of Love and Friendship for those who will be reading this third (fourth) version of the story. Never been so particular about a story as this one - but then again I usually shove it in a drawer as soon as I've finished, and what good does that do? No, time to be serious about writing.
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I don't particularly mind this famous new flu. I just mind having it. I mind having had it for well over a week and still get a fever by trying to live my normal life. And I mind very much my right lung feeling like somebody used it for a punching-bag (that was the lung whing had a slight case of pneumonia in February).

I want it to be over now. I have a life to take care of. My life.

Well, at least I can write even when sick. I have to nice stories, which I write in notebooks (I know, it's SO old school! ;)), and I figured out that the reason I didn't like the ending of Stringtheory (even after having written it twice) is because it needs to be longer. And I will do something useful for NaNoWriMo, just because I can... I just need... a little less fever, and life would be perfect!

So what have I missed in the close to two weeks I've been gone?
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It is really nice to be away out in the real world from time to time - at least if it involves working with books and writing (or doing stuff which will make it possible to do so). I went to the Swedish Book Fair in Gothenburg - a gigantic thing with all and everyone in the Swedish publishing world, and then some. The point is to find cheap books, especially those from publishing companies you've never heard of!

And if you have a nice idea for a nice book it might be a good idea to talk to a publisher about it. And shake hands with them you already write for.

Of course I did all of it. I have a suitcase full of books - everything from comics to archaeology reports (I have too many interests, I find too many books I like), shook hands and promised to mail an outline. I was so nervous talking business, but I still think it went well (at least, it obviously did not go wrong!).


Sep. 10th, 2009 11:13 pm
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I was going to say 'it's that time of the year again' - but then it obviously isn't so I'm not.

But I have an idea, based on a line I read as a description of a manga (that I have never read, and probably never will), and my all to vivid imagination took off.

I have never written about a demon. There should always be a first, for everything. Well, perhaps not demon, but some kind of unnatural creature who is not a/-n angel / vampire / werewolf / undead et c. Demon will suffice for now.

Now, I just have to figure out what to do with my demon. I will get back to you on that one...
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You know, that advise you get all the time. It has some truth to it (especially if not taken to literally).

But what do you do if you suffer from prosopagnosia (facial blindness), when you couldn't describe the face of someone you knew if your life depended on it even? If you are incapable of reading facial expressions (at least, if they are not really exaggerated). Does that mean you have to write stories about faceless beings who never shows the slightest hint of an expression on their faces? It would be all right if your character had the same condition, but if you don't want that...?

This is not just a question out of idle curiosity, I have these problems, and so far I have avoided it by using generic descriptions (put together from stuff I've read), but it feels a bit like cheating (no, no, not word-by-word, of course not - but still!) - and I'm terrified someone will, eventually, see through it. After all, I know it's fake!

Or, do I have no choice but to continue as I do now?

[somewhat cross-posted]

Home again!

Sep. 7th, 2009 11:20 am
dameboudicca: Blowing papers (Persuasion - Anne i ljus)
And after some nice rest I might even catch up some here - well the key word is 'some' since ten days would be a lot of reading. If there is anything in particular I have missed please feel free to tell me! :)
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Nothing like a migraine to keep you away from the computer for a number of days! Sorry about that - I have them so rarely, why can't I skip them altogether?

Anyhow, this is mostly to say I won't be around much for a while - I'll be going to Germany tomorrow for about ten days. We are supposed to have Internet, so I might post - but I won't promise anything.

See you when I get back, otherwise!


Aug. 2nd, 2009 02:58 pm
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Back after a week of intense working over at the university library (which means no Internet for the whole day, and a very beat dB in the evenings)! It was an interesting experience, I have done many things, but never done an official translation before. If you are giving it your first try I would recommend you not to start with a text from 1906, written by a literally deranged Danish guy who is convinced Pan is Lucifer is Satan is Jupiter is Venus (et c. - and I'm not pulling any legs here) and the creator of everything. It's interesting, but when he can't even write complete sentences it's interesting in the 'I want to pull my hair off'-kind of way...

Now I can return to my lovely, and normal Etruscan roof-tiles, and my own writing. And my brains won't try to commit harakiri on me!

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