Inspiration Playlist Volume 1, Track 2 “Everyday I Write the Book”

We’re ten days in to NaNoWriMo and as you chug along (or speed race- maybe you’re lucky) on that great novel of yours, I have found the perfect song to continue to inspire you: Elvis Costello’s 1983 jam “Everyday I Write the Book.” After all, for the next 20 days (0r until your brains explode) you’re writing the book. Your book.

*Note NaNoWriMo says that our word goal for today is 16,670 but I say, “ha!” We have plenty of time to freak out and rush write. That’s what November 28th- 30th is for.


And I’m giving you a longing look
Everyday, everyday, everyday I write the book

Chapter One we didn’t really get along
Chapter Two I think I fell in love with you
You said you’d stand by me in the middle of Chapter Three
But you were up to your old tricks in Chapters Four, Five and Six

The way you walk
The way you talk, and try to kiss me, and laugh
In four or five paragraphs
All your compliments and your cutting remarks
Are captured here in my quotation marks


Nearly 30 years later and this song is still amazeballs. The video, not so much.

Everyday I Write the Book

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