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.
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
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”
I've hit a wall. For reals. No one said writing is easy, even when you have the coolest idea. Sometime you have the words but not the mojo. In my case my Muse is music, and for this particular WIP the soundtrack has zero songs which means I have a helluva time jumping into it … Continue reading WIP seeking Playlist
The best way for me to get back into a manuscript, particularly one I haven't looked at in some time, is to listen to the playlist I made when I did the first draft. Fact: I don't write well unless I have music. It keeps me from thinking about things unrelated to my WIP and it … Continue reading WIP Playlist: Lethal