Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
و لم يخص نفسه فقط بل جمع و قال انا او اى احد فى الغربة فتذكرت نفسى قبل ان اسافر الى المانيا و كيف كنت اشعر اننى اريد ان اكتب الكثير و انه كانت تهبط على رأسى الكثير و الكثير من الآلهامات و الأفكار و انا فى مصر و فى كل مرة اذهب فى اجازه الى مصر كما انا الان تهبط على الأفكار و الهم بشكل غريب و اشعر اننى اريد ان اكتب مئات الأشعار و الخواطر
مصر الحبيبة ما زلتى جميلة كما كنت و ستظلين دائما مهما حاولت ان ابعد عنك او ان اهرب منك
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
why didn't i write anything today, The idea of having a dead line to complete the 50,000 words by the end of november scares me, i had never been good in dead lines, sometimes it gives me the feeling of blocking, but to say the truth it helped me to start writing again and encouraged me to reach these number of words.
I enjoyed writing it so much, i fell in love with the characters, as if they are alive, flesh and blood.
They are everyday shaping and growing, their feelings, their sadness, their happiness, their self discovery, just like me, i feel that i discover myself with them while writing.
Those are the main characters of my novel, they are:
the other characters:
The events of the novel are between Egypt and Germany.
I don't want to talk yet about the events, but it's a story of love, hope, fear, courage, truthfulness and faith.
From all my heart i wish to finish it till the end even after November.
And who knows, maybe it will be a published novel one day. ( amen )
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
It was huuuuuuuuuge and amazing in the same time.
What was so wonderful that i met personaly the international publishers´s sales guys which i was dealing with when i used to work in Cairo as a sales coordinator in a publishing agency.
And i met my old colleagues in addition my Boss called me right after sending him an sms wishing to see him in the fair, he was so nice and he had the intention to meet me and my husband.
When i saw the partitions of all the publishers that i used to deal with i got crazy! my husband kept laughing about me!
Cambridge University press
Faber & Faber
I met authors who signed their books for me, each time i visited a publisher they gave me books for free! the most important book was a book for the writer who won the Literature Nobel Prize 2009 Herta Müller, she´s a german but from Romanian origion, so i was so excited cause i was born in Romania and i live in Germany now and i really wished to see her and have her signature but she attended the fair in the first couple of days before i travel to Frankfurt.
I left the fair with lots of books like:
Nadirs ( Herta Müller )
The Children of Dust ( Ali Eteraz )
Writing Down the Bones ( Natalie Goldberg)
Think Before it´s too late (Edward De Bono)
The Wilding(Maria McCann)
Parrot & Oliver in America (Peter Carey)
The Woman who shot Mussolini ( Frances Stonor Saunders)
The Golden Apple ( EdgarJ.Ridley)
Egypt after Mubarak ( Bruce K. Rutherford )
I also bought the first baby book for my baby and i got the other as a present from my friend in the publisher Scholastic, Thank you Michelle :)))))
ahhhh all this happened in Frankfurt!!!! but to say the truth i didn´t like Frankfurt the city at all, i found Munich much much much more beautiful, thank god that i live in Munich.
But the hotel was so nice and the people working there were even nicer, they all played with my baby specialy at breakfast time!
Well, still there are a lot to tell about the Frankfurt book fair but i´m sure that all those who attended the fair have more different stories which i would like to know.
i will download more pictures soon...
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Oh my god!!! i will do it !!!
InshaAllah i will be a Nanowrimo participant.
and it stands for National Novel Writing Month.
In November for 30 days i should write everyday and finish at least a 50,000 words novel.
will i beat all these ideas and characters fighting in my head and finally put them on paper?!!!!
Ahhhhh i wish i will!!!!!!!!!!
My husband will help me i know, but i should let my baby sleep one hour earlier.
Please come November, i wanna be busy writing !
Thursday, October 1, 2009
he kept pointing to the clean glass and touching it by his hands saying: it's unclean, it's unclear....
he kept doing this many times, touching it by his hands saying it's unclean, it's unclear...
until the glass became really unclear and unclean by the cause of his hands!
but the rain fell on the glass again, and made it even brighter and shiner than it was !
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
What to say and from where to start? it´s a tale of two cities; Cairo and Munich.
Cairo, the city where i spent my childhood, my teenagehood and my youthhood, with all what these stages hold of memories.
Munich, the place where i started a completely new stage of life, marriage and motherhood and although it started since 2 years, ifeel that it´s a whole lifetime.
Cairo and Munich, the most lovable cities to my heart.
To be continued......