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Parris Is Coming...

... to London.

She left a few moments ago for the airport, to spend a week in Old Blighty visiting with friends, spoiling the godchildren, and seeing the Pre-Rafaelite exhibition at the Tate, which is supposed to be amazing.

I'm staying here, to hold down the fort and write. And write, and write, and edit, and write some more. Too much damn work to do, and I am way behind on everything.

But I'm bummed. Especially about missing that Tate exhibition, which closes in a week or so. All work and no play...

((I really do need to learn to say no. I swear, I'm trying. No, NO, NOOOOOOOOO)).

Miss the Phipps already. Take good care of her over there, you Barmy Brits.

I shall labor on, writing fake history, feeding the many monkeys on my back.


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Jan. 7th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
Paul and Art classic. Unfortunate we never got a sixth album from them. Cheer up!
Jan. 7th, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
I Am a Rock..
A favorite o' mine as well. I am feeling down today, so this one hits closer to home..... in more ways than one..

A winter's day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Castlin' from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.


I have my books
And my 'minis to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.
Jan. 7th, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
Would be delighted,
There's only one problem. I'm possibly as far away from London as its possible to get in good old Blighty. In fact, I'm only a few miles south of the wall, being on the 60 North parallel. However, I'm sure that she'll do fine without my assistance :).
Jan. 7th, 2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, George!
I'm sorry you missed the Tate exhibition and the chance to adventure with your Love ;( Hope that maybe you can find time later for yourself. I don't know what it's like to have as much work to do as you but I can imagine the fruits must be wondrous once you get to them! Just remember too that the majority of us truly appreciate everything you do, regardless of how fast you do it ;) My husband likes to say that "nothing worth having is easy!"
Jan. 7th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Thank you for working for the rest of us. I am sorry that you had to give up time with your loved ones. That is very hard to hear. I hope that you will be able to see them soon.
Harry Goldstein
Jan. 8th, 2013 12:04 am (UTC)
Ode to George
Just remember, George, that you're up there with the very greatest writers in history. I really mean it. Tolkein, Dickens, Dostoyevsky -- they didn't strike me in anything like the same way as your books!

Edited at 2013-01-08 12:05 am (UTC)
Jan. 8th, 2013 12:53 am (UTC)
Well, if its any consolation..
many of the exhibits are on loan from New York museums & other Stateside lenders, including the exhibition's focal-point 'The Lady Of Shalott', so you can see them all much closer to home any old time. 'The Lady of Shalott' conjures Dorne sandsnakes in their tower. AND it's to drizzle rain all week in damp, draughty, dreich, old London. No, you are far better off in sunny, sultry, sweltering New Mexico!

Edited at 2013-01-08 01:03 am (UTC)
Jan. 8th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Get a manager who will say No for you! The down side of that is you have to let go of control. The up side is you can travel to fun exhibitions with the woman you love.
Jan. 8th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
There, there ...*offers soothing chocolate* I'm sure the lovely Parris will bring you back an exhibit catalog ...
Jan. 8th, 2013 02:36 am (UTC)
GRRM, have you seen this?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/series/writersrooms - Writers' rooms - Portraits of the spaces where authors create.

Show us yours! :-)
Shawn Elliott
Jan. 8th, 2013 03:33 am (UTC)
All work and no play
Thank you for continuing your work, but please do take time out for yourself. We'll still be here when you get back.
Jan. 8th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
You're awesome
You are truly awesome and an inspiration to millions. Write as much as you like, or don't. You will forever be remembered as one of my favorite authors. :)
Jan. 8th, 2013 04:32 am (UTC)
In the long run, more breaks lead to less burnout and increased overall productivity. So, really, it's your duty as a writer to take lots of nice, long, relaxing breaks. And don't let anyone tell you different!
Jan. 8th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
But your fake history is so, so appealing to the fans!

Recent convert to the ASoIaF series here and the novels have consumed my life. So good to see a direct connection with you here, George!

Thank you for all you do for us, and sorry about the NFL season..
Arkan Arivan
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:01 am (UTC)
Stand strong!
Be vigilant, but don't overwork.

Have some ale and watch a game or two of football when you need to relax
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Thank you for doing what you do, sir!

Love the books and found it funny you're also a Pre-Raphaelite nerd, been a fan for a while myself and I think the influence comes through in your imagery!
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