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On the Cusp of a Long Weekend

I've had a little technical trouble this week -- I had trouble saving yesterday's blog entry, which is why it appears today. (It's the one that has the five h's in "Ahhhhh!") I don't have much to tell you this afternoon. Actually, I feel a little boring. But -- this is a bit difficult to explain -- it's because I'm writing away. I'm getting lost in my newproject,  so the rest of my life feels pretty quiet. And GUESS WHAT? I'M HEARING VOICES! Have I mentioned that to you before? I know it's sounds kooky, but it's actually a very good thing when that happens to a writer. It means I can hear my characters talking to each other. When that happens, writing feels fun, and not so much like hard work (which is what it feels like most of the time).

Victoria Day weekend is coming up here in Canada. In fact, since it's after five now, it must already be here! I've actually been in touch today with my friends at Orca Book Publishers in VICTORIA. Guess they'll be having quite the party there this weekend. Well, I wish you a happy safe fun weekend. If you're imagining the story you might want to write, try listening for voices!  Let me know if it works!! 

Precious Time to Write
Ahhhhh!
 

Comments

Guest - Kim on Saturday, 17 May 2008 01:49

Reading that you hear voices made me think of Joan of Arc (which is actually me grandmother's name... not quite sure why her parents chose to call her Jeanne d'Arc, but they did! ), which was rather odd. However, I can kind of understand how you can hear your characters talk... I've done that while reading books, and, when the books in question become movies and sentences are kept as they were originally written, it's quite fun. We had quite a few of those in English calss with Dr. Tritt this semester, and most of the dialogue in the short stories was written phonetically, so it was easy to imagine how words were pronounced.

Reading that you hear voices made me think of Joan of Arc (which is actually me grandmother's name... not quite sure why her parents chose to call her Jeanne d'Arc, but they did! :D ), which was rather odd. However, I can kind of understand how you can hear your characters talk... I've done that while reading books, and, when the books in question become movies and sentences are kept as they were originally written, it's quite fun. We had quite a few of those in English calss with Dr. Tritt this semester, and most of the dialogue in the short stories was written phonetically, so it was easy to imagine how words were pronounced.
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