Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sad Songs.

Okay well, a lot of writers use music to write. Some like classical music because lyrics can distract them, and others like me like to use songs with lyrics in them. Sad songs help out a lot.

Here is a list of sad songs that help out with a lot of very sad scenes. I have used a lot of these before for my own writing.

1. Minnie Driver--Hungry Heart
2. Faith Hill--Let Me Let Go, Like We Never Loved At All, It Matters To Me, Cry
3. Guns 'N Roses--November Rain
4. Mandy Moore--Want You Back, Cry, I Wanna Be With You
5. Maroon 5--Better That We Break
6. Jekyll and Hyde Soundtrack--Once Upon A Dream
7. Jimmy Eat World--My Sundown, Here You Me
8. Josh Groban--To Where You Are, Home To Stay, Broken Vow, Remember When It Rained, Caruso, She's Out Of My Life, For Always Forever, With You, My December
9. Les Miserables Soundtrack--A Little Fall Of Rain
10. Matchbox 20--If You Are Gone
11. Moulin Rouge Soundtrack--Come What May (a really good love song, but it is still a sad song)
12. Nickel Creek--The Hand Song
13. Dido--Here With Me
14. Rent Soundtrack--Without You
15. LeAnn Rimes--Insensitive, Please Remember: Coyote Ugly Soundtrack
16. Sarah Brightman--Here With Me, Let It Rain
17. Bryan Adams--Do I Have To Say The Words?, Straight From The Heart, Please Forgive Me
18. Taylor Swift--Teardrops On My Guitar, Cold As You
19. Avril Lavigne--When You're Gone, Slipped Away
20. Loreena McKennit--The Highway Man
21. Within Temptation--Forgiven
22. BBMak from The Princess Diaries--Miss You More
23. Carrie Underwood--Starts With Goodbye, Just A Dream, I Know You Won't
24. Michelle Branch--Goodbye To You
25. U2--With Or Without You
26. Linkin Park--My December, Shadow Of The Day
27. 3 Doors Down--Let Me Be Myself, Pages, When I'm Gone, Here Without You
28. Saliva--Rest In Pieces
29. Celine Dion--Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)
30. Coldplay--The Scientist
31. Secondhand Serenade--Like A Knife, Goodbye
32. Muse--Sing For Absolution
33. Aida Soundtrack (The musical, not the Opera)--Written In The Stars, A Step Too Far, Elaborate Lives, Enchantment Passing Through
34. August Rush Soundtrack--This Time, Something Inside
35. Michael Buble--Lost
36. Daughtry--Over You
37. Enchanted Soundtrack--So Close
38. Backstreet Boys--Incomplete
39. Evanescence--My Immortal
40. Switchfoot--Dare You To Move
41. Garth Brooks--The Dance, It Was Your Song
42. Goo Goo Dolls--Iris
43. Depeche Mode--Precious
44. Nickelback--Someday, Far Away
45. Lifehouse--Broken
46. Gavin Degraw--We Belong Together
47. Kate Winslet--What If
48. P.S. I Love You Soundtrack--Love You Til The End (yes, it is a romantic song, but if you have seen the movie, this song makes you cry!), More Time, Everything We Had

Monday, June 23, 2008


The air is stale. No one has moved through the office for a while now. My head is beginning to feel like it’s been run over by a truck. My eyes keep watching thoroughly for any movement to come about in the area, but all they register are the fluorescent lights above glowing menacingly as the minutes tick on for the day.
Any office atmosphere may usually be quiet if it is a doctor’s office or a dentist’s office. However, since school let out, the silence in this office is awkward and unusual. There happen to be some people coming in and out, working on their schedules or sitting on the cool maroon leather couches waiting for their turn. Still, the unbearable feel of nothing sits in the back of my brain as the front of my head just pounds endlessly. I take a sip of the water from the bottle on my desk in hopes that it will help the aches going on throughout my mind. Only a quarter of the lunch I had still sits in its plastic container cooling down after not taking a bite for minutes. Yes, the phone will occasionally ring, and students will trail through, but it’s been silent for the longest period of all today.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Playlist

Okay, so you may be wondering why does she have all this music on this playlist? Well, first of all...I love all this music. Second, it's all the bands, and singers that I listen to while writing my stories. The lyrics in each song are inspirational, the tone of the music itself is inspiring, etc. I used So She Dances by Josh Groban for a romantic scene in one story and it turned out to be such an amazing part of my story. I loved it.

I'm also not going to be doing much for the next day or two. I'm going to be in the midst of a major organizational period of my apartment cleaning. I have to sort through clothes, toys and movies, I have to put up shelves, clean out storage, and do all the normal chores too. Which I better get going. Ciao!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More updates.

There are a couple more updates! I now have the Twilight movie widget for the countdown until 12-12-08 and also my widget for a playlist. I hope you really enjoy the mix. I'll be updating more later. I really should go to sleep now.


Okay, so those of you who see my blog and actually read it. I am working on updating some things on here. I'm trying to add some things so that you can listen to music, see my favorite books, and what I am reading right now--same with movies.

So, my first update, vwa-la (sorry--have no idea how to spell that). But you can now see my Breaking Dawn countdown going on. It will disappear the day after the book comes out. I hope that you enjoy it. I'm totally excited about it. You'll probably see a countdown for the movie as well some time soon.

Also, editing is horrible. I hate it! I am rewriting the first 3-4 chapters and am still working on chapter 1. I do like my rewrite more though...I could tell that I had really good stuff from the first draft, but I love my second draft so far and can tell that the story will be much better just from this. And I am still working on the outline for the second book. My characters won't tell me anything about it for now. It seems to be a really big secret.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday!

Tomorrow is Alexis' third birthday. My precious little baby girl isn't a baby anymore and growing up. She's too darn cute...I try to get her to say that once in a while. Well, okay, at least once a day. Alexis is just this active cutie that loves to play outside and swim. She is a regular fish out of water. She also loves to read and gets excited to go the library. I need to start working with her more on her letters and sounds so that she can be reading right into preschool. Well, that's my hope, but that's a hope of a parent.

But anyway,


Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Today I had one of my main character's, Emma, from Lovely Dreams, show me two incredibly depressing and sad scenes from her story. I wrote them down making it close to 4,000 words for just two scenes.

I feel so accomplished at getting through these scenes because 1) they were incredibly difficult emotionally to write and 2) I didn't flood the keyboard! I was afraid that because I'm an incredibly emotional person that I would do that second one more.

I do have to say thanks to all those in my writing group at the WD though. If it weren't for them tonight, I wouldn't have gotten through these scenes very well. I would have been a complete and crazy mess! So, you all know who you are...keep it up!

Anyway, so now this story basically has the ending written and since I've got this love triangle in the story, I find now that there is a happy ending for my Emma. Much happier than the original ending. Now my epilogue is going to change, but that's okay. I'm so happy!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


So, Twilight was a dream by Stephenie Meyer. Well, in the past three weeks, I have had two dreams that have plots or something really cool about them.

The first one was a sci-fi story about robots. Almost a mix between, The Stepford Wives, The Host and The Body-Snatchers kind of thing.

The second one is about vampires going extinct. This dream happened last night. I absolutely cannot get the images out of my mind. I will begin writing this one down today. I've already started on the other one's story, but this one is now going to take precendence because a) it's cooler, and b) it has a better plot line going for it.

Anyway, off to the library I go and I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Ciao!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Back now...

I have now returned from my adventurous vacation to Yosemite National Park in California. My husband kicked a bear in the middle of the night yelling like a madman, and I got bit by a mosquito which caused a very large allergic reaction swelling my eye shut and then the next day got pooped on by a bird. It was pretty adventurous.

Anyway, this is short today. I'm going to go finish unpacking and putting things away. Then I'm going to relax with a movie and some Reese's Pieces I got at the store today. Ciao!