Sometimes you just need the good songs from the past to make your Monday seem a little brighter. And let’s be honest… Frank had some serious class. So today I’m using my music Monday for a little Throwback music. Hope you enjoy a little Frank and remember… That’s Life.
I’ve had a contemporary western story that I’d been working on for the better part of a year. It was a give and take book on so many levels. Last night I had the pleasure of typing ‘The End’ and feeling quite pleased with the story I wrote. Now comes the fun part. The polishing and subbing process. Trust me, I will keep you posted of what happens to Wallace’s story and where he ends up. In the meantime, enjoy one of the songs that provided a little inspiration to this tale. Glass by Thompson Square. There is a scene in the book where Cheyenne is listening to this very song and I love the lyrics. And stay tuned because Wallace has three other siblings with stories that need to be told. Hope you enjoy!
Imagine Dragons has a couple songs that my little zombies love to hear. Radioactive of course tops the list, but this is another that they enjoy and ask me to play quite frequently. As I am getting ready to kick off the month of April with a little Camp NaNoWriMo, I needed a little push and a smile before I bury myself in words. So for the little zombies in my life….and for all those who may need a Monday pick-me-up. Let’s all be On Top of the World together!
Today, I’m sending out a very simple message…Carry On. That is my mantra for the year thanks to the band Fun. From the first time I heard the chorus, it was stuck in my head. Have a listen.
More importantly, have a great Monday, a great week, and a great month! Carry On! I know I will as I continue to push through my first draft of Wallace McGregor’s story, and get ready to knock out a few more manuscripts that are sitting on my desktop.
Music inspires so many of us. The rhythm and lyrics are often things we can relate to at different points in our lives. Sometimes its just a line, other times it is a verse or the entire song. This song by The Airborne Toxic Event did just that for me when I heard it for the first time this morning and I felt compelled to share it. Hope you all enjoy!
How did that happen? Where did the week go? And more importantly…who ate my homework?! Kidding. Seriously though this week has flown by. Been reading about Egyptian and Mesopotamian Creation stories for class. That has been interesting. Been writing a LOT (except for last night when I took the night off for homework). Following the Rangers games with the lil zombies and enjoying their commentary on the game. And overall just plain busy as usual. So what am I doing here right? I needed a music break…so here’s a little fun to kick off the downhill slide into the weekend.
Not in the sense one might think. I’ve been bad about blogging. In my defense, I do have a very good excuse? Don’t I always? Well here it is-
I’ve been working on edits for Blood & Moonlight, getting it ready for release. I’ve also been up to my neck in writing Bewitching Ways and dealing with school. Let us not forget the zombie twins and all that they demand (Hey when the lil zombies call I need to get a runnin’ or risk losing some brain matter and I need all I can get).
Ooh plus I almost forgot to mention that my dear friend Bethanne Strasser is releasing her book, For Love or Duty, in five days! OMG I can hardly wait. She will be stopping by for an interview. And I will be doing a guest spot over on her blog on Tuesday to help her celebrate! So you see, I’ve been busy. I will leave you with a song that I keep listening to lately – Shinedown‘s Bully
Talk to you all soon and have a great Sunday! Stay tuned.
That’s right. I’ve come out and admitted it. A serious case of the Monday’s exists right here. What’s worse? I think it’s an epidemic. A plague running rampant throughout the world. There is no escaping it. Coffee can’t cure it. Crawling back in bed and waiting for it to pass won’t work either, though it is tempting to give it a try. Unfortunately, that would only delay the Monday blues and push them off ’til Tuesday. What’s a person to do?
Suck it up.
Get up and face the day head on.
Grab the day by the shoulders, glare at it, and say, “You will not beat me.”
Yes I’m being optimistic. That is my plan for the day. It is the only way I can think of to deal with such a severe case of the Mondays. It will not best me. I’ve got things to do. Places to go. Things to accomplish. Like writing out a blurb and synopsis for each book in the Moonlight series to send to my editor at Samhain. Yes, I’ve made steps to self publish the series, because I think it is that awesome of a story. However, I still haven’t given up the dream of wanting it with the one company that helped start me on this crazy roller coaster. So before I do that final push to self pub…blurb city here I come. It is a nerve wracking experience all the same. Believing in your story is one thing. Hoping others see the same thing you do is enough to cause one’s stomach to roil. Now you see why I have a case of the Mondays? Too much to do. Sitting at the day job takes away from the awesome blurb and synopsis writing that must be accomplished.
Oh well. It is what it is. If I put off Monday, then it would merely become a Case of the Tuesdays. Why delay the inevitable? I’m off to face this head on. But not before leaving you with a video from Theory of a Deadman. Enjoy a little Hurricane.
Now, what are you going to do to get through your case of the Mondays?