Friday, January 25, 2013

Gearing Up

I'm rather excited.  Kind of kicking myself as well, but excited none the less.  I am getting ready to start a new project.  I love this point, when the ideas are fresh, the characters are speaking clearly and the story all but writes itself.

I'm kind of kicking myself because I have sooo many other projects not done yet.  Well, maybe not that many, but enough that I probably shouldn't be starting a new one.  But my goal is for this to be a submission for Precipice, Write on Edge's Literary Anthology.  The good part about that is the guidelines set a limit of 3000 words, which means I can't let this turn into a gargantuan piece like my one story that is currently about 80000 words and only 3/4 done...

What's making me even more excited is that I have the first version of my playlist composed.  It will probably go through a few modifications as I work on this story, but the base is there.  Here's what it looks like so far:

Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
She's Not Innocent - Antigone Rising
I Will Be There - Art of Dying
Love Like This - Blackhawk
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival
Rescue Me - Daughtry
Ten Thousand Fists - Disturbed
Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad - Def Leppard
Love Will Keep Us Alive - The Eagles
See the Sky Again - Edwin McCain
It's Your Love - Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch
Serenity - Godsmack
Wander This World - Jonny Lang
I Run To You - Lady Antebellum
Amazed - Lonestar
Of Wolf and Man - Metallica
Never Gonna Be Alone - Nickelback
Where You Are - Rascal Flatts
I'll Follow You - Shinedown
It's Been Awhile - Stained
Burn - The Cure
The Right Kind Of Wrong - LeAnne Rimes
Your Arms Feel Like Home - 3 Doors Down
I know, a rather mixed bag.  But each of these songs has something that speaks to me about either the characters, the tone of the piece, the situations they're in or something.  I'll leave you guessing as to just what story is about.  But, if you're interested in being a beta reader, let me know -  I'll hit you up once it is done and ready for that level of public consumption.


  1. It sounds as if you are rarely at a loss for words. That's a good thing. Get it all down and edit to the length. That's better than the other way around. Great tunes on your playlist. Happy writing!

    1. Yeah. My challenge is that I struggle with shorter pieces. That's why I've loved these prompts as they force me to keep my responses focused. I'm sure I can make 3000 words, it just keeping it under that with a cohesive story that could be challenging. But I do like the idea of writing it without too much focus on the word count then going back to edit for length later.

  2. I'm with your there. I have WAY too many projects started and unfinished, and several more in the queue. Good luck!

    1. My goal this year is to try NOT to start too many other things and finish some of the ones already started. To that end I've gotten myself a journal where I write down the ideas as they come so I can go back and revisit them later. Hopefully that will help some...

  3. I hear you. I always put too many eggs in one basket! Love your playlist. You listen to just about everything!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, my music tastes tend to be rather varied. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Good luck with the new project! And I LOVED Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Such a clever book, and I think I'll always be glad I read it.

    1. I know. That book is on my all time favorites list.

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