Monday, November 20, 2006

Music As Inspiration

I always have music playing, whether I'm writing or not, but right now I have some favorite songs/bands that I've been listening to to help get me through Nano.

Mr. Big:
Wild World
Just Take My Heart
To Be With You

Steelheart:
She's Gone
I'll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)
Can't Stop Me Lovin' You

Extreme-More Than Words
Three Doors Down-Here Without You

What kind of music/bands inspires your writing?

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Writing & Upcoming Holidays

I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy trying to make progress on my novel for Nano. It's slow going, but it's going. I'm so far behind on my daily writing goals, but whether I win or not (of course, I'll consider myself a big, fat loser if I don't 'win'), I've learned one important thing from participating...something I've known since I started writing years ago, but always had trouble with--just getting it all down first, not worrying if it's perfect, and then go back when I'm done to polish and edit. I see the numbers and my progress going up as I write and it inspires me like nothing else. I need that! It helps me to turn off my internal editor and just write. I hope I can carry some of this with me once Nano is over and I polish the piece or move on to another project.

With the holidays right around the corner, I plan to get as much writing done as possible before visiting relatives.