Working on: Chapter 3 of CBTC
Listening to: CBTC playlist
Reading: second to last RITA book
Well, you've seen all the pitches, and now it's up to me to make it through the rest and e-mail all the entrants. I've done about 13 or 14, which means I have about 30 left. My lofty goal is to get through the rest of them by next Monday, so I can start looking at the first chapters of the pitch winners.
I am enjoying writing the new book, and yesterday after the kids were home and it was too crazy noisy to try to concentrate, I finally made up a playlist. Some of the titles crack me up a bit knowing what I do about the story, but they are all songs that somehow speak to me about these characters and plot. Here's what I've got on the list:
Bring Him Home - Ryandan
Broken - Lifehouse (the song that actually started it all for me)
Marry Me - Amanda Marshall
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Hemorrhage - Fuel
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Your Body is a Wonderland - John Mayer
Hello Goodbye - Live on Arrival
Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback
Skin - Rascal Flatts
Best I Ever Had - State of Shock
Just When I Needed You Most - Bread (Go ahead and laugh)
The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice (this is going to be for one scene in particular)
So Far Away - Staind
I think it's clear from this list that I'm a sucker for sap and a rocker at heart. :-)
The other VERY inspirational thing that happened yesterday is that I got a new picture of Jamie Bamber that is just WOW. For those of you in the UK the pic and interview is in this month's Glamour. My daughter is at the age where she is thinking of putting pictures on her bedroom walls. I said, "That is SO eighties." Then I minimized my e-mail. "No honey," I said, you put it on your desktop."
Here's my new desktop, and possible hero inspiration for a future book:
Happy Hump Day, and that's all I'm sayin'. I'm off to make that word count meter move.