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05:37 pm: The deadline approaches
I spent a lot of time this morning adding more to the yukata page. I haven't gotten to the actual sewing instructions yet, though.

In the afternoon I started seriously proofreading the novel I wrote last spring at JCMU. I'm planning on submitting it to a competition, and the deadline for the postmark is January 10th. After spending several hours on it, I'm still only 1/3 of the way through. <whew>

I wish I had a better idea how many other entries I'll be competing against, not to mention the quality of the submissions. I wrote it slanted toward the audience of this particular publisher, but it really all depends on how good the other competitors' work is.

Glad tidings: The second Odoru movie is on tonight!

...Of course...I went out and bought the DVD the other day...but there's just something about watching it on TV.

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From:megory
Date:January 2nd, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)

Good luck!

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I hope things go well on the editing of the novel and that you win the competition. I'd love to see your novel be published, and be a great success!

Love,
Mom
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:January 2nd, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Good luck!

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I would certainly like that to happen, too. Of course, the main thing working against me is that it isn't my native language. I had it corrected once, but now that I'm proofreading it again, I'm still finding mistakes. For example, there was one spot where I had written a word using the wrong kanji...kind of like getting there/their mixed up. That looks really unprofessional. ^_^; And that's not even counting the mistakes I *can't* find because I don't know they're mistakes.

The contest only has two prizes, first and second. Those are the only ones guaranteed to be published. Of course, there are different publishers with their own contests, but this one is my favorite.
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From:pacoese
Date:January 2nd, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Hi Pod, this is joe! I just found out a few days ago that your weren't weyrbrat... that cleared up a whole bunch of questions for me like why none of the entries made any sense. Now that I found your real site the entries do make sense. What is Odoru? Hope its as good as you make it sound. I heard you were interested in world of warcraft. I think everyone likes the idea but doesn't want to pay to use a game( that is at least after you bought it). But hey, who knows, we might end up getting into it. Hope you had a good chirstmas and a happy new year.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:January 2nd, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)
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I just found out a few days ago that your weren't weyrbrat...

I wanted to be, but someone had already taken the name when I started my account.

What is Odoru?

It's a Japanese police drama (full name Odoru Daisousasen) about the conflict between the regular cops and the elite homicide detectives. It's really fascinating to watch, and the actors are great.

I heard you were interested in world of warcraft.

Yeah...it reminds me a lot of The Magic Candle, the way you have to work at a profession and how your reputation affects the way you interact with others and such. I probably wouldn't play it if it were just me alone, but if I knew other people who were into it, I think it would be fun.

I think everyone likes the idea but doesn't want to pay to use a game( that is at least after you bought it).

That makes sense. I can see it from Blizzard's point of view, too, though...they have people online full time to answer players' questions and such, not to mention people coming up with programming for seasonal events, and those people have to be paid.
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