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If music be the food of love . . .

Ordinarily when I'm writing, the predominant noise involved is the tick-ticking of my keyboard. (I can type very quickly indeed when I have some idea what it is I want to say.)

However, as of last night, part of the sound of my writing involved guitar chords and singing. That's right, I'm writing a song. Written from the perspective of the male lead in my YA novel. And no, I'm not saying much more about it just yet, but I figured out that I need to write probably three or four songs for this guy - in part because I may end up quoting some of his lyrics in the book. Then again, maybe not.

Meanwhile, it seems I'll be (re)developing callouses on my left fingertips over the next week or so. Fortunately, they don't take all that long to turn up. I'm not looking forward to the peeling that I know is coming, however.

And now I return you to whatever it is you were doing, while I head back to the second verse of this particular song (and Chapter Six of the novel).

Edited to add: SUCCESS! I finished the second AND third verses, which have a musical bridge in between them as well. And I am a wee bit in love with my creation.


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slatts
Nov. 28th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
involved guitar chords and singing.....
I can't wait!
kellyrfineman
Nov. 28th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
Re: involved guitar chords and singing.....
I must be out of my fool mind. But I finished the song tonight, and I have to say that I'm more than a little in love with it. Could just be chamomile tea goggles, though.
slatts
Nov. 28th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
Could just be chamomile tea goggles, though.
But maybe not.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 28th, 2010 09:49 am (UTC)
tanita says :|
::JEALOUSY::

Why can all the cool people play stringed instruments? You, Tech Boy, everybody but me...

Can't wait to hear this.
kellyrfineman
Nov. 28th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
Re: tanita says :|
I picked up guitar when I was in high school - I can't play all that many chords, and bar chords are RIGHT OUT! But I'm hoping that someday Tech Boy and I can jam. :)
jeannineatkins
Nov. 28th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
Yay for your creative process and being a wee bit in love. Sounds great!
kellyrfineman
Nov. 28th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
I am still liking the song today, which is good. And I believe there will be at least two more related to this project. Whether they appear in the book in whole or in part is still up in the air.
boreal_owl
Nov. 28th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
...play on! ;-)
kellyrfineman
Nov. 28th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Indeed!
tracyworld
Nov. 28th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
This is so exciting, Kelly. Congrats on the success and the love!!
kellyrfineman
Nov. 28th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
beckylevine
Nov. 28th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
This is very cool--I'll bet you're stretching your writing brain, as well as your fingers, by doing this!
kellyrfineman
Nov. 28th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
You're probably right!
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kellyrfineman
Nov. 29th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
:D
angeladegroot
Nov. 29th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Come on - treat us to a video clip!
kellyrfineman
Nov. 29th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
You know I'm toying with it. Must muster the balls to actually go for it, however. And even before that, I have to get my guitar skills back up to par!
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kellyrfineman
Nov. 29th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
I am enjoying it. And will likely share a video clip of the song one of these days - once I get my guitar skills back up to snuff!
p_sunshine
Nov. 29th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
Hee! Happy callous and song making! =)
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