http://youtu.be/eT5cbCl6xGo This classic Bloc Party song is one of my favorites. It also plays a small roll in an early scene in SECRET HEART.
http://youtu.be/8_7ZE7hguLY If there is one song that defines my current WIP it's CSS's (Cansei de ser Sexy) "Music is My Hot, Hot Sex." If Avery has one true love it's music. The Brazilian band never released an official video for this song, but you might recognize it from a few commercials.
Me in my college radio days with The Eyeliners (who opened for The Donnas). They are part of the inspiration for the all girl band in my WIP.
http://youtu.be/6N4a7RX5x7E I'm about 1/3 of the way through in my rewrites for SECRET HEART and I'm having a fantastic time writing Avery's band's (Detonate the Gazelle) scenes. This is one of the songs they cover during their shows.
I'll keep this short because if you're like me, you're behind on your NaNoWriMo word count goals and it hasn't even been a week. Instead of writing, you're sitting in front of a space heater, eating an almond "ice cream" sandwich while watching The Wire. Wait, you're not? Okay, it's just me. Hopefully you're cruising along … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Tips for 2013
Like Avery, Madison has her own "at bat" song in Secret Heart. I doubt that she knows who Kate Nash is (more of Avery's territory and musical taste), but "I've Got a Secret" captures Madison perfectly. Madison, of course, is student council president, soccer team captain, all-around Golden Girl. She's afraid of her relationship with Avery … Continue reading Secret Heart Playlist, Track 2: “I’ve Got a Secret”
I've been listening to a lot of Eisley's "Ambulance while writing Secret Heart. It ties into the rejection theme nicely. I need an ambulance I took, I took the worst of the blow Send me a redeemer Let me know if I'm gonna be alright Am I gonna be alright? 'Cause I know how it … Continue reading Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 4 “Ambulance”
I'm deeply immersed in some rewrites and revisions for Secret Heart. As I've said before, in order to get into a character's head, I need to know their at-bat song. For Avery, my out-and-proud lesbian punk-rocker with a weakness for rom-coms and Taylor Swift, her at-bat track is Tegan and Sara's "Closer." It's only fitting, considering that … Continue reading Secret Heart Playlist: Track 1 “Closer”