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Sunday, November 27, 2011

4th Sunday Surpise: Music and Books

CONTEST ENDED

So many surprises to share! First:

Did you see it? It's on the right hand side of the blog under Twitter and Facebook.

I am so stinking proud of myself right now! My very first NaNoWriMo complete. Of course the manuscript is far from done. My plan is to let it sit for a couple of weeks while I return to the normal human world and do normal human stuff like clean my house, do dishes, or maybe do a little holiday decorating. Yanno, what normal non-writerly folks do. Then after Christmas I will disappear back into my little fictional world and add all the scenes I didn't have time the first round.

I have to thank my dearest husband and all my wonderful friends for enduring my non-sociable behavior the last three weeks and cheered me on. I also want to thank 2 Cellos and Apocalyptica for creating such fantastic music to write with.  Anytime I couldn't get into the mood of my novel I would play the following two songs and instantly the words would start to flow. Cellos seem to do the trick.

Surprise #2:

 U2 is my all time favorite rock band and I love this cover 2 Cellos did. These two hotties are absolutely amazing with their instruments. 

And I absolutely love this song by Apocalyptica featuring Gavin Rossdale.
These two songs pretty much sums up the relationship between my hero and heroine.

Surprise #3:

I am doing another blog contest/giveaway. It's Christmas time and I've got several signed paranormal YA books from some of my favorite authors to share with you. Stop by Dec 1 for details!

Oh, but wait! There's more: Tell me what kind of music inspires your creativity by commenting below and enter to win a $5 gift card to Amazon.com. I will draw a winner next Sunday morning.

Tis the season for giving!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers,
Melania

3 comments:

  1. I am often inspired by George Winston. Love that you are feeling so good about everything.

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  2. Kathleen doesn't listen to music when she works, but Clark always has something on in the background. The music most amenable for his creative work: female singers with a soulful alt country sound like Over the Rhine, Hem, Gillian Welch or Amy Lavere.

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  3. Cripes. I hv to admit to zero creativity; I'm just not the artistic type unfortunately. Probably applying this to creativity in doing my (mundane boring routine) work instead; any music with a strong beat or catchy rhythm & a nice tune. No rap or heavy metal for sure.

    Good luck with your book. Romantic fantasy or fantasy romance (i can never figure it out) is my fav genre.

    thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

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