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posted by [personal profile] thefairymelusine at 05:30pm on 27/10/2009 under , , ,
Right, my body and head need to stop doing downright weird things at some point before Saturday, so that I can plan NaNo. Going to do the novel I've had planned for a while, but am not quite sure of- the story of Hautdesert and it's organisational structure referencing Graves' and Frazer's theories of sacred kings/mortal gods and focusing on the Lady of Hautdesert and what exactly she is, and incorporating the sense of Hautdesert and the land around it as a non holy place, possibly related to the Waste Land but not. (You could do brilliant things with the Lord of Hautdesert as reverse fisher king). This has been in my head a good three/four years now, and the fact that it will need a lot of work will be painful, but actually getting something out might be good. It's no worse an idea than some Garner/DWJ although it will probably be more towards Spellcoats and late/adult Garner than say, more traditional DWJ/early Garner (actually given that DWJ does things with amazing unreliable POV and narrators in work aimed very, very much at children/early teens that might be unfair)

Mental and physical health stuff that is happening is not great. Saw amazing helpful nurse today who decided that it was mental health stuff combined with post viral fatigue and possible meds stuff, and that the thing I could do was to keep medical professionals informed. Which given I have had hypomania that's been bad enough to stop all the most basic interactions combined with batshit crazy stuff happening to my senses, is encouraging.. (because it wasn't being told that it was all because I was hyperventilating).

Can feel the hypomania starting again but it's in the good stage now, so I may use it to get stuff done and enjoy things, with the knowledge that I can cope when it gets bad.

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