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22 October 2010 @ 05:49 pm
Three Things on Friday  
1. On Repeat: Kings of Leon – “Radioactive”

Had to buy this track (because I know I love it (obviously since it’s on repeat)), but I’m waiting impatiently 25th in line to rent it from the library to see if the rest of the album is worth buying. Kings of Leon’s older stuff was highly influential in the beginning of my current WIP so it would be nice to have some new tunes of theirs to keep inspiring me until the end.

2. Recently Released Book Covers that make me giddy:

And let’s not forget these semi-recent awesome releases either:

3. Writing: I’m fighting the urge to acknowledge things that will distract me from writing. I swear it’s like as soon as I say, “I’m going to devote the rest of the month to writing,” all kinds of ideas and characters crawl out of the woodworks. Character wise, there are so many up there in my mind. Tons with very different personalities, looks, and lifestyles all screaming for my attention, but too many of them aren’t attached to any sort of story. What the heck is up with that? Story wise, I’m really feeling the South. I’ve always been a fan, far before I enjoyed reading about it (I mean 1/2 my family is from the South), but I really think I need to make the setting of a book in the South and soon because ignoring the ideas attached to it is driving me slightly mad.

Happy Friday Friends!

Peace – Sarah

Current Music: Kings of Leon – “Radioactive”
Heather: Wax Lionsedgyauthor on October 22nd, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
Okay, I've put Yellowcard on pause to listen to that King of Leon song of yours. (I always love the songs I hear of theirs on the radio.) Wow, great song. No wonder you have it on repeat!

And those book covers... *drool* So pretty! I especially love the ones for DEMON GLASS and BLOOD MAGIC. These authors have definitely been blessed by the Cover Gods, heh.

I have a ridiculous amount of characters in my head, too, many of which are story-less. For me, that's because I trashed the book ideas they used to be a part of, but loved the characters too much to trash them, too. (Sometimes they find a "home" again, which makes me insanely happy beyond words.) Good luck keeping all those characters quiet enough for you to get some writing done for your current book!
swhistedswhisted on October 23rd, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
KOL's new song was good, right? That video however, isn't helping with my Want-To-Write-in-the-South issue. I should stop listening, but I can't (of course).

The DEMON GLASS cover is by far my favorite because A: It stayed in line with the previous cover -AND- B: It's so vivid in color in all it's fiery glory! Though, I must admit it's hard to pick a real favorite truthfully because three of them are sequels to books I loved in a crazy way so I'm biased already.

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with characters without a story in my head because after I posted this I thought, Um... isn't that like crazy people who just have voices in their head? I definitely don't feel crazy (well most of the time at least), but I'm more convinced I'm not when those voices are at least tied to a story. Lately, there's too many up there just wandering around. BUT they do seem to want to be part of a story, I just don't know which yet.

Thanks for the writing luck! I'm hoping to really knock something amazing out this weekend since it will be the first weekend in a long time my hands won't be glued to a book. I'm just plotting now which parts of the first version of my book are most important to depict the relationship building between the chapters I've already written. Hopefully it will come to me quickly and not take hours of my mind wandering. That always feels like a waste of time (even though I know it's important).
Heatheredgyauthor on October 23rd, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
That's so true about the DEMON GLASS cover. It's annoying when a series gets a dramatically different cover treatment partway through!

Anyway, good luck again! I know what you mean about the mind-wandering. It often feels like a waste of time for me, too, but it usually benefits the book in the long run. (Especially since NOT doing it a little bit could make it take longer to get to the actual act of writing--and productive writing at that!)
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swhistedswhisted on October 24th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
They make book covers so pretty these days it really sells the book. I can't wait for Blood Magic either, it's bound to be awesome! And hardbacks are rather expensive these days, but I prefer them and I've found ordering them via Amazon saves like 1/2 the price of in store. I'm like you, once I've started a series in one format I prefer to have them all that way.