I have fallen hard for Christina Perri’s ’A thousand years’ and “Jar of hearts’ in fact I have to have them both lined up to listen to one after the other because I just don’t know which one I like better. Either way, serious writer’s crush happening!
If you haven’t heard either of them, here they are. Thanks YouTube!
What happens when you’re a writer and your first novel has been published? You write the next one of course!
This is actually the first book I ever wrote, and I did it while I was in the last semester of university. Yes I should have been trying to get A’s but I took this really great advanced fiction writing paper and it was so much fun I just started writing and I couldn’t stop. I spent the whole mid semester break in front of my computer sitting up half the night trying to get as much in as I could before I had to go back to school.
I wrote Falling next, but this story, One Minute, has always been my baby and I couldn’t bear to get it out until I felt it was perfect.
Like a whole bunch of authors I find it hard to write without music in the background, and my latest obsession (I don’t listen to a wide range while I’m writing, just the same few over and over again) is Massad, he’s a Kiwi singer and I think this song is funny as heck and you should watch the clip to get full appreciation of the song. I might have even mentioned it on here before, I can’t remember, but I like it that much!
So here it is. Tear My Heart Out, by Massad.
I know I’ve already posted today, but I’m writing tonight, which means music and I have a new song obsession Avalanche City, Love, love, love. If you haven’t heard it, GO NOW!
Hard at work!
Writing is pretty enveloping, it’s REALLY hard to think about other things once you’re in writing mode. This can be a problem when you need to change feeling quickly, like when you are in the early editing stages.
The one best thing that I can rely on to get me going in whatever mood I need to be following. Music. I keep a very defined playlist, on my computer, on the mp3 and just about anywhere else that I might need to be writing.
I don’t know what it is about music, but I can feel myself falling into the beat and the world I’m creating. I end up not even listening to it, but having it moving in the background keeps my head where it needs to be.
There are a couple of songs that no matter what I’m writing, and even if I’m not, it reminds me of writing.
Two come from Australian band Thirsty Merc – 20 Good Reasons and Those Eyes
My newest is Adele both Rolling in the Deep and Set Fire to the Rain keep me hitting repeat.