Monday, 29 November 2010

Music Monday: 29th November 2010

This week's song is Hey Kristina by All Caps.

I picked it because this weekend I was having difficulting motivating myself to write the scene I'm currently on, and this is one of my favourites from the album that helped big time (Bmin/E).

Sunday, 28 November 2010

My New Novel

Okay, so last night, I started a new novel, which I will be writing alongside Suns and Stars, until I finish Suns and Stars, which will hopefully be by New Year. It is called Firework. This is the blurb:

Will is a 15 year old schoolboy. Bullied by the so-called cool kids for being weird, struggles with his schoolwork and rejection by his crush makes Will feel that his whole life is utterly pointless. He is bitten, and becomes a vampire. Eventually, he realises that he is worth it and begins to plot his revenge...

It is told in first person from Will's POV and I am hoping that it'll be full of dark humour, while still being lighthearted in parts. I am hoping that it'll be finished, going by how long I've been writing this version of Suns and Stars, by May, which would be pretty good timing, as I finish uni in April and go back to uni in October, so I could hopefully have written the second draft of Suns and Stars, and maybe even started the second draft of this by the time I go back. But we'll see. Wish me luck.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Music Monday: 22nd November 2010

This week's song is Love Story by Taylor Swift.

It's Suns and Stars' overall theme tune, not because my story bears any resemblance to Romeo & Juliet, but because my story features forbidden love and a dad who doesn't want his daughter going out with the guy she loves and some of the lines fit perfectly with some scenes. And there are two versions that really stand out when it comes to Suns and Stars - this version, which fits Dulcie's POV, and Dave Days' (an amazing guy I discovered on YouTube) version, which fits Tristan's POV. Yay for versions of songs in different gender POVs!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Music Monday: 15th November 2010

This week's song is Worlds Apart by Twenty Twenty.

I picked it because it is Tristan's and Dulcie's couple theme tune. It's their theme tune because it fits the whole thing of how they are different - Tristan is human, Dulcie is fae - and yet, no matter what, even though they've been through so much crap, they will be there for each other. Because they love each so much. Though it does take them a long time to realise that, but never mind.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

NaNo Update

Okay, so I've given up on NaNo. Because it was too much stress, what with uni and everything. So.. here are my new plans.

  1. Finish the first draft of Suns and Stars by New Year
  2. Finish the first draft of Fall by New Year
  3. Start thinking about my next novel.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Music Monday: 8th November 2010

This week's song is Good Girls Go Bad by Cobra Starship.

The reason I picked it is because the whole album, Hot Mess, has been helping me loads when it comes to motivation and writing quickly, and this is one of my favourite tracks on it. Plus, it's the kind of song that makes me want to get up and dance, which is perfect for writing when I'm feeling kind of tired.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Music Monday: 1st November 2010

It's NaNo, but I'm still going to blog. :) Just don't expect a lot of posts. Anyway...

My song of the week is The NaNoWriMo Song by All Caps.

The reason why it's my song of the week is very simple. It totally fits my life for the next few weeks!