Sunday, November 27, 2011

4th Sunday Surpise: Music and Books


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 I will draw a winner next Sunday morning.

Tis the season for giving!

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



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

  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.

  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.