Some thoughts this week.
Some random stuff this week. Nothing too terribly exciting, besides word count and some book recommendations.
‘Marked’ by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast – http://amzn.to/VN8hnc
Jim Butcher (Seriously, just read everything) – http://amzn.to/UOGVxp
The first three chapters are up, in all of their rough draft glory. Figment sort of ate my formatting, but you can still read it well enough. It hasn’t been edited, so there’s probably some typos, but put it up mostly so I could share it around.
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[[Music is (C) The Secret Path by The Moon & The Nightspirit. I do not claim ownership and all rights go to them. ]]
I’ve done some of my worst writing today. Chapter 7 is a giant turd. I hate it. The good news is I know whats wrong with it, so thats helpful. It’ll probably be completely re-written in a later draft, but I’m still stuck driving through this slush of crappy phrases.
How do I get past this crap? Do I just soldier through? Not worry about? Maybe it’s not as turd-esque as I’m thinking?
….Can you tell I’m procrastinating again? >_> Chapter 7 has been haunting me for like, 3 days. >_< GO HOME CHAPTER 7, YOU’RE DRUNK,
For no reason, other than that I was in a pondering sort of mood, I really sat down and thought about.
I have something like 561 tracks qued for my “Writing Music” playlist. As I was writing a chapter this morning, I noticed, curiously, how well the music was matching the scene. It was a very neat coincidence. And then I started to wonder, “Well, how does music convey a feeling, or a mood?”
I honestly don’t know. Some music makes me want to write the scene or suspenseful, other tracks make me want to write the scene soft, and maybe romantic. Still other tracks are just so damn epic I have to take down a little note about the scene that comes into my head. I freaking love music.
When I was younger, I listened to the soundtrack for the Prince of Egypt (I’m talking like… when I was 11, tops.) And some of the scores on the soundtrack were so emotional for my little eleven year old brain, that I saw a series of events in my head, like I was watching a scene painted by the sounds. I think I may have cried, but I was 11, so I probably cried at alot of weird stuff. I found that cd the other day, and listened to it for nostalgia’s sake, and I had the same ‘movie’ in my head.
This post really has no point other than to convey the depth of awe I have for music and writing.
I feel like, if I was going to use some sort of clever analogy here, it’d be “If writing was a snowcone, music would be the bottle the flavor comes out.” A little far reaching, and I may just be hungry, but still.
What do you listen to when you write? Do you listen to music at all? Do you need absolute quiet? I envy those of you who can write to any music. I wish I could write to music that has words, but I always ended up either distracted or singing along; I’m not very productive with word music. Soundtracks and orchestral stuff I’m all over. Even occasional dubstep. Mostly notably stuff like what Two Steps From Hell do. I know some people who need absolute silence to write. I don’t even those people, unless they have a nice quiet office somewhere.
Anyway, thats my thoughts on music for the day. If anybody gets this far and has music to share, I wouldn’t mind adding something new to my playlist.
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