Monday, April 14, 2014

"I will cut your heart out with a spoon!" "Why a spoon, cousin? Why not a knife?" "Because you twit, it is dull, it will hurt more."

 I really have nothing spectacular to say today.

 I'm supposed to be reading history, but my mind keeps wandering. Mostly to editing. I've had a hard time picking up editing since getting doesn't help that there is a Diana Wynne Jones' book sitting right in front of me.

 I shall therefore forgo all creative thought and share a song before I see if I can start some editing.

 This is one of the songs I listen to most while working on the Haphazard books. It kind of fits all of the characters, but reminds me of two in particular. (Those who have read the books, I will let you guess which two.)

 As I said, I am lacking in creativeness at the moment - editing and school work and work and everything. And today was just weird, which is why this post is late. So the extent of my creativeness is to ask, what are some of the songs you fellow writers listen to while you work. (Or everyone, even if you aren't writers, which songs do you find the most inspiring?)

 Quote is from the Robin Hood movie. (The olderish one, but not the very old one, and not the Men in Tights one. The one with the Snape actor who is so wonderful.)




  1. I find anything by Dream Theater inspiring. I wish I could write a story as creative those in their songs.

  2. I'm sorry your creative juices are all but spent. It's awful when that happens, isn't it? I hope you get out of your slump soon! Too bad there aren't "creativity stations" where you can go to get pumped up with creativity, like a car gets pumped up with gas. Although that would be cheating, wouldn't it?
    My mind has been wandering with history lately too... I don't know what it is, but I can sympathize.
    Hmmm... music... it kind of depends what I'm working on. For After the Twelfth Night I listened to waaaay too much Beatles. So much so that there are several Beatles lyrics written into the story. xD With my Daniel and Varina books, George Gershwin was mostly all I listened to, and now for my fantasy story, it's been mostly Grieg.
    Though with editing (my own work or other people's) it's mostly classical music (Debussy, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Haydn...).

  3. I've got 2 Diana Wynne Jones books waiting for me...and a ridiculous amount of does sap creativity, doesn't it? :P :D

    I listen to different songs all the time...this is my latest favorite bit of music: XD much prettiness.

    and...because I have to leave this link anytime anyone mentions a spoon related to any manner of violence on their blog... XD

  4. Hmmm, well... I love movie soundtracks if I need to be inspired. Things like Lord of the Rings or Gladiator or anything by Hans Zimmer, really.

    I also really love anything Celtic or Irish - instrumental. I don't usually listen to anything with lyrics when I go looking for inspiration.

    Is it sad that I find Alan Rickman to be the sole redeeming quality of the movie "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"? It's just not my favorite Robin Hood interpretation. Possibly because I'm not a very big Kevin Costner fan... for reasons I won't go into here. LOL


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