Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hello again and goodbye again

Yikes! Another two weeks have slipped by and I haven't posted anything. Well, I'm afraid you'll probably have to wait another month before I publish any new material, because I'm doing Nanowrimo again! That's right! Yes, I'm crazy. Yes, I am extremely excited about it. Yes, I am writing another Regency romance (of sorts). No, I am most likely not going to let you read it. Ever.

I'm going to be writing Pride and Prejudice. From Jane Bennet's perspective. :-) I CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED!! Every literary bone in my body has been tingling with anticipation for days. That sounded weird. . . but that's how I feel!

Fellow Nano-ers, please do add me as a writing buddy.

What else is there to add. . . hmm. . . I'll put a widget on my sidebar so you can keep track of my progress (if you're interested. . .). I still miss all of you. If only I had an extra couple of hours in every day in which to blog and do internet stuff. It's not that I'm super busy, but I can't read books and blog and watch movies all at once during my spare time. . . unfortunately.

Oh, one more thing. If you'd like to do a little something to help me through Nanowrimo. . . I'm looking for some good music to listen to while I write my novel. Have any suggestions? I like classical music, classical crossover (e.g. Hayley Westenra, Katherine Jenkins), Celtic music, instrumental music, world music, film scores. I think a lot of my readers have similar tastes to my own, so shoot me some of your favourites!

14 comments:

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud said...

Good on you for doing Nanowrimo, I've never done it and don't think I could!

I love Hayley Westenra too! And she's a fellow countryman--woman!

Do you know Katie Melua? I love listening to her songs while I draw or paint. She has a few celtic inspired songs which are my favorate, and her others have a slightly jazzy twist.

If you have ever seen Miss Potter, she sang the song at the end, When you Tought me How to Dance.

good luck with your writathon!!

Felicity

The Editrix said...

Thanks, Felicity! I've heard a few of Katie Melua's songs, and loved them. I'll have to check out some of her celtic-inspired songs!

Abby said...

Ooh yes, I'm really excited for Nanowrimo too! I'm participating through the Young Writer's Program, though. I like your story idea: I was thinking of doing something like a modern retelling of a classic, or told from someone else's point of view :)

As far as music goes, I really enjoy the P&P 05 and Emma 2009 soundtracks when writing, as regardless of the scene, I find they are always wonderfully relaxing and gently inspiring, while not being too distracting - which is how I feel some music with lyrics can be for me, when writing.
Oh, and pretty much anything by Debussy as well :) Arabesque #1 is one of my favourite things to write to!

~Abby

Jillian said...

Oh, what a fun idea for a Nano project!!

The Editrix said...

Thanks Jillian and Abby! Yes, I will definitely listen to some Austen movie soundtracks, and Debussy! I'm ashamed to admit that as yet I haven't listened to much Debussy beyond Clair de Lune. . .

Megan Brittani Nacionales said...

Hello, my name is Megan. I recently found your blog and was inspired to retry NaNo again this year! I had done it in '08 and '09 but didn't do it last year because I had felt so discouraged from not winning the previous two times. This year, though, the juices are flowing and I'm really excited! I friended you on the website. =)

As for instrumental music/classical music to listen to, I completely agree. I often find that I write most easily when I listen to Pride and Prejudice's '05 soundtrack, like Abby, but I also like to listen to Yiruma's music - it's so soothing. For music with lyrics, I listen to a lot of Libera. Just my two cents' worth. ^_^

Good luck, and I look forward to reading more of your blog!

The Editrix said...

Thanks Megan! Good luck!

Maria Elisabeth said...

The idea for your novel is so amazing. Jane Bennet is one of my favorite characters, and I'm rather overobsessed with P&P.

For music, I love listening to various classical pieces too - especially Mozart and Wagner, although sometimes their pieces do get a little to distracting if you want to concentrate. Like Abby, I've also planning to listen to movie soundtracks - i'm going to start with Sense and Sensibility 1995 and Pride and Prejudice 1995 and add from youtube a couple other costume drama soundtracks.

Have a wonderful day,
Maria Elisabeth
P.S. Thanks for following me.

Traxy said...

Sounds like an interesting concept you've got there, writing about Jane Bennet. Good luck with NaNo! Have added you as a writing buddy. :)

Anonymous said...

I think your idea is a wonderful one - now that is something I'd love to read some day.:)

As for music suggestions, you might find Two Steps from Hell interesting - yes, I know it sounds like a heavy metal rock band, but it isn't.:) Some of their pieces are very epic, and probably more useful if you were writing something more LOTR-inspired - but these may fit your theme:

Undying Love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzkwFzXkvZg

Heart of Courage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRLdhFVzqt4&feature=related

Undying Faith:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nVUoYGhK5E

Well, there's more - but that might be enough to start, to see if it's anything for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh, sorry, I forgot to sign myself - the above is from me,

LRK

The Editrix said...

Thank you everyone!!

LRK, I'll be sure to check out that group - I'm intrigued. :-)

LoveOldStuff said...

Well it may be too late but I'll leave my comment anyway. I am also doing a nanowrimo. I am doing a story inspired by Song of Solomon. One of my favorite songs is the Nanowrimo song or a song by Maurice Chevalier or Jimmy Durante. (currently to write to but for just instrumental I like Liberace's piano)

LoveOldStuff said...

Oh also by the way. I haven't been able to find The Importance of Being Earnest on this blog. I would do it but I feel like that it is your type, you know with colin firth. Please let me know. You may or may not remember me-I posted a long time ago about Rose in Bloom.