Enjoy your Monday everyone!
Enjoy your Monday everyone!
I have a confession to make. I’m a YouTube surfer. I get out on there and click videos until my eyes can hardly stay open (Now you know why some days there are no words added to an MS). Now I have a pretty varied collection when it comes to music, but I proudly admit that I am a country girl at heart. Blame it on being born in Texas, blame my parents, blame Garth, Tim, and Kenny. So you guessed it. Another country music post. I came across this one and I just had to pull it for a Music post! What a great song!
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are all looking forward to a great week. Me? Well I have Debora Dennis here later this week for a Friday Flirt and that is going to be fun. I love when my critique partners are able to join me on my blog. If you didn’t see the news on Facebook, I contracted another book. Yay! A Soul to Keep was contracted by a new publisher, Hearts Desire Press. I’m really excited about working with them. Other than that, I’m just listening to the music that inspires me to write more stories! Like this one that was introduced to me by the lovely Molly McClain last night. Give it a listen.
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.
Have a great week folks! Make it a great one.
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!
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!
There is just something about the works of the past. Greats like Edgar Allan Poe, William Blake, Oscar Wilde, along with countless others. Their words draw you in, painting pictures that leave a lasting impression. For this Monday, since my brain is tired and I’m steeped in research, I thought I would share a few of my favorite lines from those who came before us.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
Cruelty has a human heart, And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine, And Secrecy the human dress. ~A Divine Image, William Blake
Ambition, love and all the thoughts that burn, We lose too soon, and only find delight, In withered husks of some dead memory. ~Desespoir, Oscar Wilde
Most of the themes of the past seemed steeped in darkness. Morbid…I think that was the word one of my friends used when I was discussing some of the above quotes. I guess I can see where one would see that as a commonality between them. Still, the words paint a picture. There is a poetic beauty to them regardless of their tone that really appeals to me. So tell me, who are some of your favorites from the past and are there any particular lines that really stick out to you?
Now go out and celebrate the start of a new week. A chance to show your world who the boss is and that you are taking no prisoners! Go forth and enjoy the day and make it what you want it to be!
And now that I’ve…
a) Shown my age
b) gotten a Bangles song stuck in your head
My job is complete. Have a great Monday. Okay seriously, I loathe Mondays. It is entirely possible that I’ve mentioned that before. Mondays mark the end of the weekend, the beginning of a week, shorter periods of available writing time, hell…shorter periods of time to do anything other than work, sleep, and maybe squeeze an hour or two in with the lil zombies before they have to go to bed and we can start the craziness all over again on Tuesday. Has anyone ever had anything good to say about a Monday? Sure I woke up, which inherently makes it a good day, but there has to be something positive about this day that is dreaded by many. Please someone give me something that will make Mondays a day to look forward to. Anyone? Anything? Man it just got awfully quiet around here. Well, don’t give up hope. Together we will think of something that makes Mondays something other than…manic.
Talk to me!