Heh.

Jun. 1st, 2006 02:14 pm
lareinenoire: (Elegance)
You know a book is good when you're secretly reading it behind the cash register and your boss (who has already warned you not to read books on the job) is halfway into the store before you realise she's there.

The book: Mélusine by Sarah Monette (not in any way related to the foundress of Lusignan, but still a fantastic read so far)

And I suppose it proves my innate nerdiness that every few chapters, I sit back and think 'My God, I need to write a paper about this book.'

::facepalm::

Oh, and in other news, I sent the complete and final draft of 'Masquerade' (c. 5,900 words) to Boston by overnight mail first thing yesterday morning. It is in the hands of the gods and the editors. May they have mercy on my poor little story.

I'm actually quite happy with how it turned out. No less than two people commented on [livejournal.com profile] adelynne's posting of it on her LJ, with some very good criticisms that I certainly wouldn't have noticed, given how familiar I am with these characters by now. And people seem to like my writing style! This makes me so idiotically happy, if only because I've had so many run-ins with people who hate it in the past.

R&G opens tonight. It just rained rather hard about fifteen minutes ago, and all I can do is hope it will not do so again anytime soon. Please? I don't want to have to die on muddy ground.
lareinenoire: (Bitch)
c. 5,700 words.

Still in a constant state of editing mania (this is me; are we surprised? I sincerely hope not), but the story does have a very distinct beginning, middle, and end. Had to literally shut the characters up at the very end, as they threatened to start a conversation that probably would have gone on for pages.

[livejournal.com profile] adelynne posted the entire thing on her LJ, as she's got people on her flist that are in the business, so to speak. And one of them thinks I have nice writing! The fuzzies, the fuzzies, they are warm. Especially these days, when my self-esteem's been in better places.

And it must be sent tomorrow. I'd have loved to send it today, if only to have a day's buffer, but we can't have everything.

On an unrelated note, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is this weekend! If you're in Columbus, you ought to come, because, among other things, it's free admission.

Thursday June 1 - 6PM, back lawn of the Ohio Union
Friday June 2 - 6PM, Browning Amphitheatre (on the South Oval)
Sunday June 4 - 2PM, Browning Amphitheatre

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