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The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
normandie_m
normandie_m
Bah.
I feel like I've barely spoke to any of my overseas friends this weekend. Also feel somewhat drained.

Ack.

Let's see......what have I been up to?

Research for the historical novel, mainly. It's a good feeling to throw yourself into a project you're passionate about. Unfortunately, I've found it rather difficult to find anything on Antonio Canova.....the Marquis of Ischia is proving elusive! A trip to Borders today and asking a guy at the info desk didn't yield much....the only books he could find on Canova were in Italian. :-p In the end, I ended up buying 'The Complete Idiot's guy to Popes and the Papacy' to get a background on Pius VII, the Pope who appointed the Marquis to negotiate the return of Vatican treasures from Napoleon I. He'll have to be a fairly prominent character in it, after all.

But I'm rambling now. God, I want nothing more to see Steven again and be able to concentrate on my studies....the disadvantage of being at home is the distractions of tv, internet and dvd, naturally. -.-;

Current Mood: drained drained
Current Music: Blondie- Call Me

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From: ex_wavelengt207 Date: August 2nd, 2003 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Concentration.

Well, the internet has been a huge distraction for me recently, especially as I've found myself getting deeper into WebComics and further behind with my journal, which is now just about caught up at last...

Thinking it must be pretty damned tricky writing a historical novel. There's so much research! I'm finding it bad enough writing a story in a world where I've made up all the rules. But I think that's in no small part due to the fact I have to explain the rules.

Also my story, if it ever gets further than it has done, shall be based on the rise of... Napolean, I think. But need to research all that myself. And find the historical person I want to pay homage to. Gack! And I got uni coming up soon, too.
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