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I'm not sure what the original German text said, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't: "Hotdog for all participants and respect the jury, violated event before the summer break!"

Research, bah.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 03:11 pm
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I am getting quite fed up with doing research for the current novel. There are all sorts of reasons for this, but far from least among them is that a good two-thirds of the sites I'm hitting are in German. It is not improving my attitude to know that the information I need is probably right there, in abundant quantities, if only I remembered anything from my two years of college Deutsch. Or indeed had learnt it properly in the first place.

I'd be tempted to chuck the whole project and go do something else, except that the next novel currently in the line-up is set in... Russia. And I'm still struggling to carve the Cyrillic alphabet into my neurons, let alone usable vocabulary.

I wanna go back to writing science fiction, where when I need a setting I can just make stuff up.

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