JohnnyReidVEVO. “Johnny Reid – Dance With Me.” YouTube. YouTube, 23 Nov. 2009.
CONNECTION BETWEEN MUSIC AND STORY:
Sometimes when I sit down to face my work, my mind is everywhere — scattered like a bowl of peas that has been knocked over. This is when I go searching my YouTube playlists because music can often “set the mood” and pull my distracted focus back to where it needs to be. One of the songs that helped me find my focus this week was “Dance with Me” by Johnny Reid. It is just such a sweet and romantic song that it had the perfect tone for my writing. Of course, once I get to putting words on a page, I must switch from music with words to instrumental music. That is where this second video fits in. It says it is music for reading, but it also works well for writing and editing. (And it is from Brian Crain…who is a favourite of mine.)
29briancrain. “Piano Music for Reading.” YouTube. YouTube, 26 Apr. 2016.
This week I have not been writing. I have been editing two stories.
Waking to Mr. Darcy, I hope to have ready to publish early in September. The first chapter of this story can be read at this link. For those on my mailing list, I hope to soon (as in before Friday) have at least a second chapter ready for you to have a sneak peek at, and shortly after that I expect I will be able to start posting it at darcyandlizzy.com for reader feedback before I send it off for additional editorial services.
The Tenant’s Guest, which can still be read in its rough state in Thursday’s Three Hundred, should be ready to publish by either the end of September or the first half of October.
On top of all that editing, I have been getting ready for a Back to School Ebook Sale with Zoe Burton and Rose Fairbanks. The sale will be ongoing for 3 weeks with different books being featured each week. These are this week’s featured ebooks:
So grab a new book at a great price, find a comfy spot, and spend some time reading….with or without Brian Crain’s Piano Music for Reading playing in the background.