Music Monday: Johnny Reid, Brian Crain, Editing, and an eBook Sale

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.

W2MD_coverThe Tenant's Guest (1)

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:

August 16 - 23, 2016

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. 🙂

All books available for purchase at the following e-tailers

KOBO      AMAZON      NOOK      IBOOKS      24SYMBOLS      INKTERA

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Leenie Brown

Leenie Brown fell in love with Jane Austen's works when she first read Sense and Sensibility followed immediately by Pride and Prejudice in her early teens. As the second of five daughters and an avid reader, she has always loved to see where her imagination takes her and to play with and write about the characters she meets along the way. In 2013, these two loves collided when she stumbled upon the world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction. A year later, in 2014, she began writing her own Austen-inspired stories and began publishing them in 2015. Leenie lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her two teenage boys and her very own Mr. Brown (a wonderful mix of all the best of Darcy, Bingley and Edmund with healthy dose of the teasing Mr. Tillney and just a dash of the scolding Mr. Knightley).

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