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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

I'm of on holiday! June 24 - July 9

Posted on 2005.06.23 at 09:00


mariole at 2005-06-23 14:44 (UTC) (Link)
Have a really fun vacation! I will miss you, too. I hope you enjoy your time, and that you and Frodo spend a little quality time now that you won't have so many gabby broads chiming in. ;) Bon voyage!
mechtild at 2005-06-23 15:49 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Mariole.

Seriously, I hope I do have a chance to do some planning and thinking, story-wise; it has been so hectic. But I don't have my story printed out (waste of paper, since I tend to tweak the whole thing every time I post a new chapter - another reason my writing takes so long; if Tolkien had had a computer, LotR would never have been finished).

But I've pored over it so many times, I have a lot of it imprinted in my mind, anyway.

mariole at 2005-06-23 16:16 (UTC) (Link)
I have a friend who's been trying to get me to print my story forever. Just that act gives it a permanence and reality that is valuable. And looking is different from thinking about it. I think that will be a useful tool.

I hope Frodo follows you happily and persistently on all your travels. Cheers!
(Anonymous) at 2005-06-23 21:24 (UTC) (Link)
Enjoy the change of scenery, Mechtild, and I think it might be beneficial if you try not to think about your story too much. If you let it lie fallow in your mind for a while you might find vigorous green shoots thrusting their way through the soil when you get back to it ... well, I think I let that metaphor carry me away. lol.

I just had an exciting thought: you know I'm newly into bookbinding: how cool would it be to print and bind 'Threshold' when it's finally finished? I feel a little faint at the thought of all that ink and paper, but ... wouldn't you love to hold it all in your hands and see it sitting on your bookshelf?

mechtild at 2005-06-24 00:55 (UTC) (Link)

Threshold, bound????

Mariole, if it weren't so many pages, I really would print it. But I just know I'm going to change it the next time I read through it, so I can't bring myself to do it.

But, oh, Scarlet, to have it bound; that would be toooo lovely? But ONLY when it is all done and been through the very LAST revision possible. It's my only child. I actually had thought I would want it printed in the end, I love it so. On lovely, creamy paper, to match its hero's fineness.
But when you mentioned your own new foray into bookbinding, did you mean it as a project for yourself? Did I understand that properly?

~ Mechtild
(Anonymous) at 2005-06-24 05:15 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Threshold, bound????

I'm only a beginner bookbinder, so I fear I would be unequal to the task - at present. Yet come the day you declare, "It is quite finished", who knows? :) Still, you might prefer to find someone closer to home to do the job. We'll see: in the meantime, keep it in mind, and so shall I!

mechtild at 2005-06-24 12:19 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Threshold, bound????

Scarlet, that is so lovely an offer. Especially fter seeing images of the book you have been making, I would be absolutely thrilled. I was picturing something very plain, of course, were I to have it done. I just wanted nice paper and a typeface that looked "classic." (One of these days I'll figure out how to make my LJ have some other typeface, too; I don't like this "modern"-looking one.) What about the cover? Is the cover made before or after all the pages are made?

I'm getting ready to leave this morning. Our tornado warning was cleared last night, so I hope the plane doesn't crash! It's still very windy out.

Adieu, Mechtild
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