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Post  eddie on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:24 am

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3. Writing my salty LU memoirs.

Am looking forward to it already. cheers

You once expressed your amazement on ATUI that I did this job, which you described as "a living hell". Well, that's EXACTLY the theme of these memoirs.

I've selected a few nice illustrations of Dante's Inferno and a few Hogarth engravings to supplement the text, along with a few other bits and pieces.

Finished 58 pages thus far, and quite a lot of the remainder is all planned out. I'm pretty pleased with it but a lot of work remains to be done, which I'm trying to accomplish in between the full-time hellish sessions at work.

Tricky.

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:23 pm

...Dante's Inferno...yep. I can see that.


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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:28 pm

...I reckon Dore could have seen it too.



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Post  eddie on Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:35 am

I'm signing off ATU for at least a week.

Gotta get on with some writing.

See you anon.

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Post  Doc Watson on Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:54 am

hope you get a lot done.

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:03 pm

Hi eddie, I saw you were online at the same time as me yesterday so I conversed with you in the chat (also with you vera cruz).
...I ended up chatting to myself though Rolling Eyes

I've finished at the dentist so soon I'll be heading home with my trusty dog Blue.

It's as hot as hell here in the north and it will get hotter as we travel west so I intend to make it a long trip by stopping at every water-hole so I can jump in and cool off. It will be a hasty dip in case of crocs...but it's getting to be too hot to care about lizards that stand in the way of a swim.

looking forward to spending more time on here when I'm home.

I found an internet place that charges only a dollar an hour, rather than the 8 dollars an hour at the shopping centre.

Take care xxx

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Post  eddie on Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:40 pm

Hi, Moony. cheers

Saw you were in the chat room, but didn't dare linger. As far as creative writing goes, Fortune is bald behind and must be seized by the forelock, for it has the mange.

Progress with the book has been slow but steady this week.

I still check in daily to see what's up.

Can't say how nice it is to see you here again.

More when the muse deserts me.

Love,
Ed X.


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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:57 am

...I'm just peeking here as well till I return home, sending small messages.
I'm back in the thoroughfare of the shopping mall again.
Kids crying. Shopping trolleys rattling. Ambient music in the background.

"Fortune is bald behind and must be seized by the forelock, for it has the mange." clown

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:47 pm

eddie...what are you Doing?????
yesterday you made .....81 posts.



I've heard that getting a pet is a valuable aid in a writer's-block crisis so I'm sending you Samson:







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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:00 pm

...p.s.

Samson is mange-resistant Very Happy

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Post  eddie on Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:06 pm

^

Ha ha. Thanks, Moony. Your concern is touching, but groundless.

Yesterday it was a case of reculer pour mieux sauter. A mere pause for thought.

This morning I've completed the chapter I was fretting about, so all is well.

I return to work on Sunday night, though, so progress will stutter again after that. No bad thing, though, another pause for reflection.

It's been a productive week. I do believe I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Post  eddie on Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:41 pm

...and this time I managed to remember to back up all the files, so if this new computer goes on the blink (unlikely, for the forseeable future) I've still got the book.

The writing has started to become more hallucinatory- no bad thing at all, because that's exactly what this job does to you. More Iain Sinclair-style prose-poetics. Pleased with this week's work.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:16 am

Very Happy cheers

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Post  blue moon on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:38 pm

Hey eddie. I was about to send you a post and noticed you're logged on Very Happy

Pinz posted this the other day and I thought of you.



How are you?
How's the book?

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Post  blue moon on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:41 pm

I wasn't quick enough...you've gone again.
You sure are missed here.

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:04 am

Hello Eddie

Good to see you back. What have you been doing, finished that book yet?

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Post  Constance on Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:34 am

Good God Ed don't disappear like that again! I was in a frenzy of worry! Friends for life and all that, you know!

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Post  eddie on Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:31 pm

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:What have you been doing, finished that book yet?

Hi, Nash. Book's finished: 274 pp. But, as I've been discovering, that's when the REAL effort starts: marketing it. I've been drowning in a sea of Admin I hadn't fully anticipated. Progress slow, but had one or two nibbles. Paper, envelopes and stamps essential.


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Post  eddie on Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:36 pm

Constance wrote:Good God Ed don't disappear like that again! I was in a frenzy of worry! Friends for life and all that, you know!

Great to see you again, Constance.

I've been immersed in authorship stuff, and have hardly dared- until the last couple of weeks- to go near an online message board because they're far too addictive.

Hope all goes well with you, Tom & the kids.

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Post  Doc Watson on Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:50 pm

have you got a good publisher and editor , as I can tell you from what I observed in 15 years of the book trade both especially the publishing company and how they promote their authors especially the new ones is so important.


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Post  blue moon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:09 pm

Ah eddie.
It's wonderful to see you here again Very Happy

Roll on October
September is almost gone...

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Post  eddie on Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:14 am

blue moon wrote:Ah eddie.
It's wonderful to see you here again Very Happy

Roll on October
September is almost gone...

Hi Moony

Here's my latest rejection letter, hand-written rather than the more usual form letter. This one's from the Susijn Agency who represent, amongst many other best-selling authors, one of my literary heroes Peter Ackroyd:

"Thank you for contacting us about your work, The Well of Shadows. We read it with enthusiasm and were impressed by its originality and engaging style. However, we are unable to take on your work at the moment, as it does not fit into our current list. We wish you all the best in finding the right agent to represent your work.

Kind regards

S---- M-----"


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:19 am

Good luck--I hope you find the right "house." study

I dimly remember a play about a "first reader" in a publishing house, based on a story by Ivan Turgenev.
It starred Dustin Hoffman as the first reader, before he became a graduate.

[I'm not drawing any kind of parallel here, however, Zoditch was not a sympathetic reader]


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Post  Doc Watson on Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:25 am

Self publishing is an option which has worked well for some authors , however it involves a lot of time and expense , not just going un announced to a book shop and leaving a box of books and hoping for the best . I hope you can eventually get published . Have you visited any of the publishers or just sent your manuscript to them ?

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Post  eddie on Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:25 pm

Doc Watson wrote:Have you visited any of the publishers or just sent your manuscript to them ?

If a wild-eyed author waving a manuscript turned up on the doorstep of a publishing house, they'd quite rightly call the police.

Wiki says that in 2007 76% of all books were self-published online, and it's an option I'm considering for 2013 if I haven't had an offer by January, but I'm old-fashioned enough to prefer a printed hard copy. The traditional publishing industry is undergoing massive technological changes, comparable to what downloading from the net did to the music biz. Unsurprisingly, when you can now download a book on kindle for 20p.

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