Some News & Congratulations

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

I completely forgot to mention a few things in my post yesterday. I’ve been so busy lately, and saying yes to all the freelance work I’ve been offered in an effort to save up money. Although this is the kind of work I love, so I shouldn’t complain – if only I could do it full-time. I think my favourite commissioned piece so far has been writing a poem for someone’s wedding invitation.

Speaking of weddings, a HUGE congratulations to Anabela and Geoff!! I come bearing gifts of Fleetwood Mac, wedding kitties and a poem. I hope it was the best of days, and that you enjoyed every moment. All my love, from faraway Australia.

Meanjin published a revised version of my co-written post with Jane on their blog, have a read here. Jane and I are so heartened to see this post re-published by such a respected journal, so thanks Meanjin!

Also, I’ve been meaning to post about this for a few weeks now: in the new issue of Underscore Magazine, you’ll find an article by me called ‘Arriving Within’. Here’s a peek:

My article in Issue 4 of Underscore Magazine

My article in Issue 4 of Underscore Magazine

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You can pick up a copy of the latest issue of Underscore Magazine here.

Lastly, an article I’ve written is being published in this collection of essays on the historical film, by Wiley-Blackwell publishers, edited by Robert Rosenstone and Constantin Parvulescu. This is quite a lengthy article (over 9000 words), and the other articles in the collection are likewise detailed. My essay is on literary biopics (biographical films on authors’ lives), and how they contribute to and extend the screen genre of historical film, and our understanding of history. I discuss a few films, but the two that are analysed closely are Jane Campion’s Bright Star and John Maybury’s The Edge of Love. I’ll provide more details about the book once it’s published.

Now, if I’ve forgotten anything again, I’ll blame it on my counter-productive ‘to-do’ list, which right now consists of a single line: ‘write a to-do list’.

10 comments:

Petra said...

you're busy. congratulations. maybe one day you can live of freelancing :)

Hila said...

One can only hope Petra! Although I suspect it's a dream :)

hannah debbie said...

ah wow. Looks like you're doing well! I admire it, actually. My dream is to freelance all day long.

rooth said...

Whoa, you've been so productive that I'm embarrassed for myself! I'm going to take a look at that magazine - it looks quite gorgeous (if a magazine can look gorgeous)

anabela / fieldguided said...

Hila, you are too sweet. I love the gifts! Fleetwood Mac, kitties, and ee cummings... nothing better!

I would love to read your piece. The other day I "reminded" Geoff of something that I thought I had told him, and he had no idea what I was talking about. I was almost shocked to realize that I live so much in my head sometimes that I forget to communicate important information to him and to other people. He said "Yeah, you do do that." Oops.

Jane Flanagan said...

I just ordered Underscore and can't wait to read your piece. I know from the first sentence, I'll relate. My best friend often looks at me and says "where did you go now?"

I'm so impressed with all this hard work and publishing. You're on fire!

hungryandfrozen said...

Congratulations on being published! The first paragraph of Arriving Within thoroughly drew me in, I look forward to reading the rest.

Hila said...

hannah: you shouldn't admire me at all, as I'm not doing it full-time, only casual :)

Rooth: I wouldn't recommend the stress levels and amount of deadlines all this work comes with though!

Anabela: I thought you'd like those gifts :) I'm so happy for you Anabela - I know those kinds of statements are thrown around on blogs too often, but I really mean it.

As for my piece: if you don't manage to get a copy of the magazine, I wouldn't mind sending you the article to read. I'm glad someone can relate with me about this - I'm 'in my head' too often.

Jane: yes, this happens to me a lot. Although I have friends who are used to it. I don't feel like I'm on fire, just constantly busy!

Laura: Thanks, that means a lot.

Gracia said...

So many great and good things happening for you, Hila. Congratulations! Keep going, keep saving, keep striving...

g xo

Hila said...

Thank you Gracia!