Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Not Just A Fiction Writer

Writing is not so much something you do as something you are.

When I came home from a Diamanda Galas concert recently, I absolutely had to write about my experience. I sweated in front of my laptop until I had written what turned out to be a review of the concert. I put it up on this site and left it at that. It was just something I had to do.

A month later, I received an email from the woman herself, asking for permission to use my review on her site. I paced around the room, leaving trails in the carpet, wondering whether I should let her. I had to weigh up the pros and cons of the situation before I went ahead with it.

Can you tell I'm lying?

You can read all about it in the recent press section of the Diamanda Galas website, and here's the direct link.

It's a very satisfying feeling to find out that a piece of writing you had to do also had the ability to touch someone else.

Especially when that person is the one you wrote about.


Mary said...

What an honour! Diamanda Galas is an amazing performer, artist. I missed the concert but thanks for the great review. I can just imagine it!

kathrynoh said...

Congratulations! It must be a real thrill to have something like that happen.

And congratulations on the post below too - you know you are doing something right when people take the time to give you some positive feedback.

M said...

WOW. I wonder how she found you in the first place. Your name / fame is starting to precede you.

Daniel Hatadi said...

Hey kathrynoh, thanks very much. I had a flick through your blogs and saw that you're writing a novel. Keep at it. You'll get there. :)

Daniel Hatadi said...

M: I looked at my (invisible) statcounter and saw that she found me by googling diamanda+sydney

Ain't teh indanet gwand?