The Importance of Being Musical

Nano is almost upon us so I found myself last week going through my iTunes music and Youtube looking for music to add to my book-writing playlist. Last year I wrote my book to Duran Duran’s new album “All You Need Is Now” which was the perfect music for that book.

This year Imagine Dragons’ “Night Visions” album will provide more than one song, however, I added a lot of other music to my playlist. These include:

Linkin Park…Castle of Glass

Imagine Dragons…Demons

Puddle of Mudd…Blurry

Hinder…Better Than Me


Blue October…Hate Me

Thirty Seconds to Mars…The Kill

Crossfade…Killing Me Inside


Imagine Dragons…Radioactive


Breaking Benjamin…I Will Not Bow

Sick Puppies…You’re Going Down (Radio edit)

3 Doors Down…Kryptonite

Panic! At the Disco…This is Gospel

Green Day…Boulevard of Broken Dreams

The Fray…You Found Me

Hoobastank…The Reason

Imagine Dragons…On Top of the World

I don’t know if I could live my life without music. It plays a very important part in my life. I can remember exactly where I was when I first heard certain songs. It brings deeper meaning to my life and my writing.

Very excited about NaNoWriMo!

Thanks to my daughter Christy for introducing me to NaNo!

Write On!

Space and Time Travel

My daughters and I went to the Friends of the Library book sale. This has become a bi-annual thing for us. We love leafing through all the donated books. Sometimes we find old classics, new releases, and sometimes even an old forgotten book that we read as children.

I already had my loaned canvas bag filled with books for myself and others when I strolled over to the children’s books. I picked up several for my grandchildren. I was about to call it a day when my eyes fell upon “The Forgotten Door” by Alexander Key. It was the old 1968 book cover of a boy falling through a door in his planet into space. I was instantly transported back in time when I first saw this book when I was 9-years-old. The cover intrigued me and I gobbled up the words on the pages like Cookie Monster with his cookies.

I added the old book to my stack of newer published children’s books in my hand without a second thought. And since I had not read it since I was 9…I proceeded to open the book and read the words to my husband from the old yellowing pages.

I felt like I was 9-year-old again not wanting to put it down. It is bliss!

On my FB today I asked the question…What makes you feel wonderful? Diving into the pages of a good book and letting it take me away to lands created by the imagination of a writer. That feels wonderful!

I feel proud to be among those millions of authors who take their thoughts and put them on paper so that millions of others can read them and get lost in the lands I created.

That feels wonderful!