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What's in a name?

Hey. I had a pretty good day, and the administration met with me about Mission Day and they seem really happy that I've done what I have, so that was pleasing. The principal was sick, but came in for a while - she wants to meet with me on Monday... watch this space LOL!

And this is funny
http://www.1-click.jp/
- you move your mouse over the grey circle and you'll see how a mouse really works *g*

And it's been a hectic day, I started with making muffins at quarter to six this morning. Now it's finally over, nearly twelve hours later, and all I have to do now is get dinner ready. Then stay up for the evening. And write.

I'm going to stop writing on the laptop for a while and try going back to paper. Problem with that just now was I opened one of my old exercise books, thinking I'll use the rest of it (it's a LoTR one) and there was Elaine's address staring at me. Damn! Still, I'll use the book. It's half full of a Sam story and that one I wrote for Framed. Funny, looking back on those.

So. I don't know if I'll keep writing about Nick or even keep writing, it feels too indulgent. But it is something I enjoy so I just need to find a way to write and not feel guilty about it. Last night I took my laptop to Christy's clarinet lesson and darn it, the battery was dead. I slipped into the high school and found a powerpoint on the floor outside Christy's music suite, so I sat there on the floor cross-legged and plugged into the school system and tapped away with the laptop in my ...lap! And I still love Nick but maybe I ought to change his name. Hmmmm. I don't want to be like that Sparrow woman who is a friend of the real Nick and wrote a book about a Nick. That's just too dorky... nice, but dorky. So I'm a little confused about all that. And it's not like I am really friends with the real Nick, helpful as he is, but he was the initial motivation for the name choice, and yeah, maybe that's dorky fannish behaviour, huh. Still, the Nick in my story is definitely NOT the real Nick, so maybe it just doesn't matter... and it could be considered an honour *snort*

*mind whirls around in circles*

ETA: I looked in our book of baby names (well-thumbed over the years!), seeing what other name I could use, and it turns out that Nicholas, which I use quite a bit in place of Nick, means 'victory of the people' something I think is very my-Nick-like, so - heh - maybe I'll stick with it after all! And he's almost real now, I can't really abandon him!

It's interesting, names that start with certain letters appeal to me more than others, as if I favour some over others for my writing. I like K, L, M, N names, and D and S. Keeley, Kristian, Mickey, Nick, Natalie (Nick's flatmate), Ness (his girlfriend), Sam, Simon (Nick's friend), Sarah and Sahara, David, Lucas, they're some of my favourites.

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moth2fic
May. 18th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
Writing is not an indulgence; it is a necessity. You'd do it in your head anyway, so you might as well get it down on either a keyboard or an exercise book.

I know quite a few Nicks and could lend you one if you want to pretend your Nick has nothing to do with the writer you admire - but why worry? You just liked the name! Often, if we know or meet someone with a name we like, it kind of sticks in the mind and gets assigned either to real children or to a 'character-child' - that's how most people get their names!! Mine was 'in the air' because of the (then) princess, and my parents liked it. A friend at school inspired my daughter's name. And yet we weren't called after these people. I bet if your favourite writer had been called Percival you'd have thought twice about saddling a character with such an old fashioned name!
natesmountain
May. 19th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
-Writing is not an indulgence; it is a necessity. You'd do it in your head anyway, so you might as well get it down on either a keyboard or an exercise book.
I think you're right. I guess I have moments of thinking I'm just doing this and it's no good. Then I have moments when it's the most important thing I can do. So I think - yeah - it's a necessity. Thanks. Your icon is absolutely PERFECT!!!

-Mine was 'in the air' because of the (then) princess, and my parents liked it. A friend at school inspired my daughter's name. And yet we weren't called after these people.
True. Asher's name came from the Jewish Chaim Potok novel 'My Name is Asher Lev' - and we sure didn't want a child like that one! But we kind of got one anyway, his name is Finn LOL!

I bet if your favourite writer had been called Percival you'd have thought twice about saddling a character with such an old fashioned name!
True, true. My other favourite writers are Hammond, John... mind you, I do have a John in Breathing Space but Nick calls him AJ *g*
moth2fic
May. 19th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
That's one of the icons that appeared as a green or black blank space when you couldn't see the animations!! Another LJ friend , omgwtf_dfw, found the quotation and I used minifesto to make the icon. I've used the other quotation one for this - found the words myself this time :) H has one too - will have to remind him to use it when he replies to your comment!
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