September 29th, 2007

Photography: Sakura

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My novel's first draft is almost finished! I have around six thousand words to go (making a total of around 94,000) and it feels fantastic. The way I see it, even if it never gets published, that's something to be proud of.

Speaking of which, I saw a writing tips meme on scribblemoose's journal which was very interesting.

A lot of people started off by saying they weren't that good, not professional... Well, ditto! Do I really need to say that too?

Anyway, here are my tips.

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Also interesting and kind of related: Weiss Kreuz kink meme.

It's almost Halloween! Japan's version of Halloween seems to be more balanced than their attempt at Christmas. There are lots of other companies competing with Disney and so the world isn't completely saturated with Mickey Mouse pumpkins. Although they're there in abundance, too.

As I must have mentioned before, there is a branch of Baskin Robbins opposite my apartment and they have a ton of Halloween flavours. I had Ghost World and Tiramisu icecream tonight to celebrate and won a ballpen in their prize draw!

I have lots of Halloween events to go to this year. I'm going to a fancy dress street live of a friend of a friend on the 31st, the Dr Sketchy's Halloween Special and the Halloween party at the King George in Ikebukuro. A friend of mine also wants to go to the party on the Yamanote line and has expressed interest in 'dressing me up like a woman'. Well, it IS Halloween!

I also have a ticket for the Shounen Onmyouji stage show in just over a week. Final performance, floor one, row 22. The fact that I got that from the machine about a week after the sale date doesn't speak positively about the popularity of the show. Still, it'll be either Tenimyu-awesome or Narutomyu-awesome and that's fine by me!

Although it's a bit early to say (I don't want to jinx myself), the troubled times MAY be over.