Thoughts of a wanna-be author and student.

January 10, 2011

Music to My Muse

Wow, okay, so I did two scenes yesterday and I'm feeling energized! That also might be because I just took a shower, but! We'll say it's the writing.

I was going through my updates and came across two contests through Elena Solodow's blog. I figure, there's no harm in entering right? First, there's the "Gossip from the Girl's Room" Juicy Rumors Giveaway. And second there is the Trilogy Contest (must admit, the fact that it had trilogy in the title intrigued me). Go check them out, there're some awesome prizes.

Now that I'm done with the shameless linking... Last night--while I wrote those two scenes (yes, two. Two! Can you tell I'm excited about it?)--I listened to one song about 93 times. I don't know what it is about this song, but it just fits. I'm not sure how it does or even why, but there is something about that song that just makes getting things out that much easier.

Though, I'm not giving the song all the credit. I quite enjoy writing darker emotions and making the budding relationship between characters that much harder. I'm a sucker for angst, I'm not gonna lie. Can't even begin to list how many times Jessica has rolled her eyes at me when we were younger and wrote for just each other. If I can make their life miserable in some way, I'm happy. (Sorry, characters! I love you!)

This recent success has lit up my imagination better than fifty floodlights lighting a prison cell. I've set a new goal for myself to finish each scene within two days--that being the maximum. We'll see how well it goes! Wish me luck.  I'm going to get back to writing now.


  1. i think every story has a song (or maybe two) that just contain the whole feeling of the story all wrapped up together. It's awesome when you find those songs

  2. That's a good way of thinking of it. I've thought of stories having soundtracks, but just one song... I'm definitely thinking this is THE song.

    Now to just encapsulate every feeling from that song into the story... I think I'm working backwards with that. Oops!

  3. Congratulations!!

    there are some songs that ALWAYS make me write, no matter what I'm working on. They just strike that chord and send me scrabbling for a pen. Sounds like you found one of yours!

  4. Thanks for linking! I love songs to be obsessed with.

  5. Amalia - Yeah, this is definitely one of those songs!

    Elena - I love those songs, too. And I had to give credit where credit's due!


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