The Song of The Day is actually a song that I thought suited the entire idea of the novel I am going to be writing during NaNoWriMo. Tarja Turunen also used to be the singer for nightwish but now has started to do her albums as a solo artist.
Song: I Feel Immortal
Artist: Tarja or Tarja Turunen
This tune is mostly for my main character, Abhilasha. It just sums up how she feels with everything that is going to be happening to her. In her dreams she knows she doesn’t have to fear or be scared of death as she is some what safe there. Although her dreams are scary, confusing and mostly premonitions she feels she can survive.
Outside of her dream world she is the most wanted person in the real world. She knows that soon her time will come when she will have to fight for her survival.
It is just a beautiful song and she has a stunning voice! 🙂
Only last week I decided to join the National Novel Writing Month, I thought I’d give it go and see if this is the big push I need to get myself going. I was really overwhelmed at first, but then I went onto the forums and sorted out all of my worries and now I am eagerly awaiting for 1st of November.
This is actually my first year attempting to do this, so anyone else done NaNoWriMo before? And what tips and advice would you give to someone like me who is a first timer?
The Other Stuff
This section is not related to National Novel Writing Month. This weekend at work I got really offended by the locum pharmacist I was working with. Last week she basically said I had no brains and that once someone says something to you try and remember it. It wasn’t my fault that I was stuck serving customers and by the time the queue calmed down I had forgotten what she told me to do. She ends up saying to me I have no common sense. This was last Saturday and I almost wanted to cry because she never listens to what I have to say before she starts having a go at me for silly things.
This Saturday she basically says to me that I’m not observant and I know nothing. She told me about this place that is looking for staff as he has two stores and needs the extra help. So I asked her where are the two shops so I can go there and see them by myself. She starts asking me if I know streets names and I’m so hesitant to answer as I only know places via a landmark, I am a visual person. And then she says I am not observant and I know nothing. I tried to tell her that I know from landmarks and buildings, but she would not have any of it.
Sometimes I wonder why am I still stuck in that workplace where I am not accepted much? Before she used to praise me and say that if my manager will allow me to progress I would be a valuable asset. Now, when they have crushed my confidence and blocked my progress she is basically started to treat me like crap. No-one listens to a single thing I had to say at staff meetings or in talking to me in general that I have started to stop talking to them. As every Saturday I seem to come home upset and completely crushed.
The only thing that has kept me grounded and not thinking about my current situation was planning my novel in October, with my friend, and now the National Novel Writing Month. It is a little flicker of hope, that not everything in life is bad.
This tune is actually done for the soundtrack to “Bride of Chucky” which was in 1998. I first heard of this artist when I heard another song of theirs from a different soundtrack “Queen of The Damned”.
Well this track is actually a cover to the original which was done by Patsy Cline.
Here is the original too:
So which do you guys prefer? I like both. They both have a different feel to them.
The last month I have been working on planning my novel. I have been doing this with a friend as we are both trying to motivate each other. When I think of idea’s/scenes/and characters they are very basic ideas with not much thought to extend it further. But when I hear instrumental music or classical music I find that these same idea’s/scenes/ and characters are actually more than just basic. I start to turn those basic ideas into small scenes and it is like watching a movie and those ideas are extended.
So the story I am writing is one that I had started writing a little over a year ago, but never completed as I ended up getting writer’s block. Last month this idea came and hit me again and decided I’m going to change it and take it into a different direction. Before it was a paranormal romance now I’m changing the direction towards friendship. I just feel that every time I try to write a paranormal romance I can never complete it, it is like a strange block. Yet I read the genre a lot. Well anyway the point is that I wanted to try something different.
The music that has been helping me the most is actually “The Dark Knight Rises” movie soundtrack, well to be honest one track which has helped considerably, “No Stone unturned”
Do you find that music helps when it comes to planning a novel or thinking of ideas?
The one thing I really like about Hans Zimmer and his music is that it truly captures you and takes you onto a journey.
This tune, especially during the last couple of days has really helped to fill in the blanks in my planning, and ordering everything around so the story makes sense. So I guess music is a big aid!
If you find that music is a big aid for you as well, what track really helps you? 🙂
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I watched the movie called ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ the other day, (it was the american version that I saw, but intrigued to see the original), and this song turned up at the end credits and I instantly fell in love with this track. As soon as the credits finished I searched for the song and now it is stuck in my head!
Sometimes music makes you feel something inside, and this track did just that when I first heard it.
It isn’t a rock tune, but it is a worth listening too.