I've been kinda having blog burnout lately. I was trying to post four times a week, which might be too much for me to do and for you guys to keep up with. Sometimes I have the burning desire to blog about something (I do still view this as an online journal to a degree which is why I may get more personal than some people do on their blogs) and I do like to share my pictures on here (and those are the posts you all seem to like best according to the statistics Google gives me) as well as my news. And I know you all like Women Who Rock Wednesday interviews/contests, but sometimes I wonder if it's even interesting, my other random babble about writing and music and whatever else. I don't know, feel free to let me know what kinds of posts you like to read and maybe it will inspire me. But I really do feel a bit of a blog vacation coming up for this month so I can whip this new novel idea into shape because it's kicking my ass.
However, I do like the new music Tuesday blog post idea for the first Tuesday of the month (and hopefully you do too), so I wanted to do that.
Except I realized that I'm not really listening to anything new. I'm still all hooked on The Loved Ones from last month, but the main band that I can't stop listening to right now is an old favorite, Rise Against. That seems to be *the* band for the book I'm working on. And I've been getting the hankering for Hole's Pretty On the Inside album and The Distillers' self-titled album. My main character is a really angry, grief-stricken girl, but she's also a survivor. As I mentioned in my Music For The Muse post last week (which I'd really hoped more people would be interested in. oh well. *shrugs* maybe we all have blog burnout), "Survive" by Rise Against is pretty much her theme song, but I've also been listening to my personal survival anthem from my teenage years, AKA the song that I have lyrics from tattooed on my arm, "Firefly" by Heavens to Betsy.
Anyway, as usual, I've begun to create a playlist for this new book. It's part a procrastination tool and part an inspiration thing. There are select songs on it (the first four) that I seem to listen to a few times every day to get the writing going. Some of these songs don't really feel like they apply any more because the book is evolving and I have a feeling there are some songs that are going to sneak on to the playlist soon (early Hole and Distillers). But let's record it for posterity as it is right now. It will be interesting to look at once the book is done (if it's ever done.... yeah I'm in that kind of bad place now writing-wise. Ugh, but it is always darkest before dawn. Hopefully the huge breakthrough is right around the corner.)
So here is the the playlist for my WIP (and yes it has a title, but I'm not sharing the title just yet. I don't mean to be such a secretive tease about what I'm working on, I just don't want to jinx things.):
Survive- Rise Against
Gone Away- The Offspring
The '59 Sound- The Gaslight Anthem
Radio- Alkaline Trio
Worth Dying For- Rise Against
Son of A Bitch- Civet
Iris- The Breeders
Rape Me- Nirvana
I Hate Danger- Bikini Kill
Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated- Rise Against
Firefly- Heavens To Betsy
Boomboxes and Dictionaries- The Gaslight Anthem
Radio- Hot Water Music (bc sometimes I like this cover better than the original & so does my character)
Hell Hath No Fury- Civet
I Am A Revenant- The Distillers
Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle- Nirvana
Marianne- Tori Amos
So yeah, don't know if that gives you a sense of the book at all, but it does for me :) And it's basically all I've been listening too lately. What songs have you been totally stuck on, whether they are new to you or old? And got any angry revenge songs or good grief coping songs to recommend as I'm willing to expand my character's horizons.
Okay, that's all for now. But I'll be back for Women Who Rock Wednesday soon.