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friends symphony, resolution

Having friends on lj and reading their entries is like listening to a symphony, especially if you have a fair number of friends in different places, with different things going on in their lives. Some are like woodwinds, some are like strings, some are like brass instruments, some are like tympany, etc. etc. Sometimes one section gets quiet for a while, and during that movement, some other section is maybe quite intense--and then maybe the quiet section bursts into life again. It's always changing.

Sometimes I feel spellbound watching it, like when you see something so unusual and are afraid that it's maybe not real and that if you move you'll break the spell. And just like I feel so lucky to see something like an oriole (or today, today I saw an American woodcock. Such a sweet, funny-looking, beautiful bird), I feel really lucky to be able to be reading all these entries, sailing along with a glimpse at so many lives and thoughts.

I have a new resolution. You can read about it under the cut. I've been inspired by my lj friend amberdine. I'm going to finish a story (it's long... guess you'd call it a novel) I've been writing, and I'm going to try to make it really good and get it published. I know I'm only one of a million other aspiring writers, but it's okay. Amberdine, your determination, good humor, and enthusiasm are so contagious! --But you're not responsible if what I turn out really stinks! :-) And, I have a short science-fiction story I'm also working on, because the more you write, the better you get, right? ...right? ...generally, anyway? The premise for the short story is VERY different from the premise for the long story. (The long story is a fantasy story, with teens/preteens as heros; the short story has adults for characters.) More about that stuff maybe some other time.

Here is an American woodcock (photo courtesy of Google)

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sufitom
May. 19th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
That's so nice. I'm glad you decided to keep a journal.

I'm not quite so poetic...I always think LJ is like the Hitchcock movie "Rear Window" and I'm James Stewart.

Good luck with these projects. I hope you let us in on some of them along the way.
joybon
May. 19th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
Wonderful metaphor!

[but slightly unfair on yourself!]
asakiyume
May. 22nd, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
The idea of it being like a Hitchcock movie is exciting--I only ever saw the beginning of "Rear Window"--why does joybon say it's unfair to you to call yourself Jimmy Stewart. He's the hero of that one, right?

I'll share if I don't feel too ashamed of the output :-P
amberdine
May. 19th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Most excellent. :D

If there's any way I can help, do tell. :)
asakiyume
May. 22nd, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
...and I'll try very hard not to take advantage of that kind offer!
amberdine
May. 22nd, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, fooey. Don't be difficult. :) I'd love to help you if I could -- I mean it!
joybon
May. 19th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Book book book - I am sure it will be marvellous!

Deciding is the starting - go for it!
asakiyume
May. 22nd, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
It helps when the freelance work is thin... then when work picks up, it's easy to be distracted and not put in the time. Let's see if I can do any tonight, for instance...
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asakiyume
May. 22nd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to--but I'd better finish the story first :-)
babydriver
May. 19th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
because the more you write, the better you get, right?

WRITE!...er....RIGHT!

*cough

*cough


*crickets
asakiyume
May. 22nd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
^_^
dream_wind
May. 20th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
Yay. Good luck with the story.
asakiyume
May. 22nd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
**Thank you!!**
ex_stdymphna813
May. 20th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC)
yay! I know they will be great. Keep writing and writing. You are great.
asakiyume
May. 22nd, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
You too, okay? We both will!
ex_stdymphna813
May. 23rd, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
ok my friend, thank you. Thank you for being there. I really appreciate you. I will keep writing. It was hard for a few days but I will keep at it.
miafedup
May. 20th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
This is so utterly fantastic!! I'm ridiculously happy for you. I'm also kind of glad you wrote this down. Now I can nag you until it is finished (just in case you get second doubt-itis!)

And I hope I get to be a harp in your eljay symphony. Always so lovely and peaceful. ;>
asakiyume
May. 22nd, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
for sure you are a harp! I used to have a whole album of harp music <3 <3

(Those are supposed to look like hearts, but to me it just looks like... "less than 3! less than 3!)
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