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Nose to the Grindstone: nonfiction [Jan. 30th, 2010|08:48 pm]
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In the past week I've accomplished several smallish but important nonfiction projects, and one larger one--the draft of this last (an essay for an exhibition catalog) is in its final polishing phase, but all the content is there.  I need to finish it tonight--at latest, tomorrow--and get it to its intended recipient February 1. 

It's been difficult because of various other interruptions, which I won't go into, but at least I can take some satisfaction in meeting multiple deadlines.

There's another nonfiction coming up, but it should be easier (similar to one of the others) and the deadline is more than 7 days off.   This means that for a few days I can go back and relax by finishing a scene I started weeks ago on Book III.    I spent some time in a waiting room working on it in the ubiquitous notebook (not electronic--old-fashioned "composition book".)  I think some of the other people waiting were confused by the mix of furious writing, staring into space, and cryptic sketches, but...they should be glad I refrained from talking about it.
 
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[User Picture]From: bunny_m
2010-01-31 06:51 am (UTC)
I think some of the other people waiting were confused by the mix of furious writing, staring into space, and cryptic sketches, but...they should be glad I refrained from talking about it.

Obviously they don't know many writers, then. =)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-01-31 02:35 pm (UTC)
Given the location of the waiting room, and the behavior of the other people in it, I would guess that none of them knows any writers. Of course, I could be wrong.
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[User Picture]From: sophielandon
2010-01-31 05:11 pm (UTC)
Could be worse. Some people--naming no names--have been known to make weird taffy-pulling gestures while looking for the right words.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-01-31 05:26 pm (UTC)
One of the funniest creative-thoughts situations occurred when a friend and I were trying to design an animation for a third friend who'd had a broken leg and was swimming as part of her rehab. This involved the two of us miming swimming arm movements and then quickly doing stick-figure sketches, in the midst of discussing whether the broken leg should move or not.

We were doing this sitting at a table beside the ice rink in a mall--and suddenly realized that quite a few people were finding us as entertaining as tots on ice.
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From: 6_penny
2010-01-31 03:00 pm (UTC)
Sigh. I'd pay good money to be sitting in a room with you talking about a scene in progress. They didn't know what they were missing.
I love the teaser chapter of volume one./ Now to last until March and my copy arriving.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-01-31 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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