This week, for the Warm Fuzzies Blogfest, we’re being asked to share pictures and/or music describing our WIPs. Ever since 1993, I’ve largely written to music. I haven’t had a specific majority soundtrack till recently, though I know a lot of the books I wrote in the early Aughts were written to a lot of The Who, my favorite band and my fourth musical love. When I was writing Adicia’s story from November 2010-February 2011, I mostly listened to The Hollies. (Perhaps that’s why, when I picture Adicia’s husband Ricky, I see someone who looks a bit like a young Graham Nash, circa 1963-64.) You could’ve knocked me over with a feather if you’d told me even a year ago who I’d mostly be listening to while writing my Russian novel sequel! (Not that I didn’t already like them, but as a nostalgia band, not a band band.)
Here are a couple of songs/videos I feel could describe the storyline:
Can you guess the theme/storyline without looking at previous posts or the information in the sidebar?
We’re also being asked how else we use our creativity. I’ve always drawn pictures of my characters, and I also enjoy drawing, though I haven’t regularly done it in awhile. If anyone’s that interested, I could make a future blog post showing some of the pictures I’ve drawn of my Atlantic City characters (esp. considering this November makes it 20 years since I started my first real book featuring them!). Not all of those pictures are still in my room, but I’d love to go up and get any old pictures I might still have, along with the old pictures I drew of my soft sci-fi characters. I also might still have around somewhere book covers I drew for my Russian novel and Adicia’s story back in ’93.
I also embroider and cross-stitch, for over 20 years now, but nothing so far depicting any of my characters. (Just wait till you hear the story about how I saved my old little sewing scissors from El Al customs at Ben Gurion Airport in February 2008. No one was gonna take my scissors away from me after I’d had them for over 20 years, no matter how many hoops I had to go through to ensure they’d be put safely on the plane instead of thrown out, and no matter how scary and nerve-wracking that whole ordeal was.)
I posted about the Blogfest on Twitter, so I have one point towards the week’s total.