This is What Happens When I’m Not Busy With Editing…

Since I first started writing The Edge of Memory in October, I have spent virtually every minute I’m alone in the car working on it in my head. I commute 75 minutes each way. So that’s a lot of time.

But I think I’m really done now with editing, until/unless an agent or editor has suggestions for further changes. And the plot details of my next project are still percolating.

I finished a 26-hour shift this morning, and then hit the car for the long ride home. This is the result.

So, with fair warning that the following post will be full out ridiculous, proceed at your own risk…

New from Imaginary Label, a division of Totally Bogus Records, I present the novelist’s soundtrack:

  1. Every Day I Write the Book (Elvis Costello)
  2. Language (Suzanne Vega)
  3. All I Ever Wanted (Depeche Mode)
  4. Paperback Writer (The Beatles)
  5. The Book of Love (The Monotones)
  6. Grease is the Word (Grease Soundtrack)
  7. I Promise You I Will (Depeche Mode)
  8. More Than Words (Extreme)
  9. Open Book (Cake)
  10. The Word (The Beatles)
  11. Words (The BeeGees)
  12. The Story (Brandi Carlisle)
  13. Bookends (Simon & Garfunkel)
  14. I Could Write a Book (Tony Bennett)
  15. The End (The Doors)

And, if you order now, you’ll receive our special Agents Who Blog companion soundtrack, featuring…

For the powerful ladies of BookEndsAin’t Nuthin’ But a She-Thing (Salt-n-Pepa)

For Nathan Bransford, the only acceptable rhetorical questionsBlowin’ In the Wind (Bob Dylan)

For the folks at Folio, embracing the tidal turn towards electronic books and readersThe Electric Slide (Marcia Griffiths)

For desperately query-guideline clarifying Jennifer JacksonAll I Really Want (Alanis Morrissette)

Sadly, the song “Stompy Boots of Doom” has yet to be recorded, so for Colleen LindsayThese Boots Are Made for Walkin’ (Nancy Sinatra)

For Jonathan LyonsThe Guitar (They Might Be Giants) “Hush my darling, be still my darling, the Lion’s on the phone…”

For Ipod-addicted Kristin NelsonPut Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)

For Query Shark Janet ReidManeater (Hall & Oates)

So, gang… what else should we put on this imaginary soundtrack?

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Imaginary Soundtrack

Today, I couldn’t write. So, instead I compiled an imaginary soundtrack.

You know, for the imaginary movie based on my still-at-least-half-imaginary novel. 🙂

It would have:

  1. Blackbird (The Beatles)
  2. Daughters (John Mayer)
  3. The Letter (Natalie Merchant)
  4. Half Acre (Hem)
  5. If Love Was a Train (Michelle Shocked)
  6. I Got a Name (Jim Croce)
  7. Ray of Sunshine (Go Sailor)
  8. Omaha (Counting Crows)
  9. Where I Go (Natalie Merchant)
  10. This is the Day (The The)
  11. I Will Remember You (Sarah Mclachlan)
  12. Dream a Little Dream of Me (Nat King Cole)
  13. Change (Tracy Chapman)
  14. Missing (Beck)
  15. I Will Never Be the Same (Melissa Etheridge)
  16. These Dreams (Jim Croce)
  17. Trouble Sleeping (Corrinne Bailey Rae)
  18. Elsewhere (Sarah McLachlan)
  19. All That I’m Good For (Hem)

That’s a CD’s worth of appropriate tunage. 😉