Late Serendipity

Had some quiet late tonight, so I’ve been logging extra time on the revisions — and it’s paying off beautifully. I managed to rework and salvage the better part of one scene that I thought earlier today I was going to have to simply delete — I got the direction for the revised scene from a couple of deeply obsessive, disturbed Melissa Etheridge songs (I’m the Only One, Come to My Window, and I Will Never Be the Same) and the equally unnerving I’ll Be Watching You by The Police. In this case, it was just a matter of being in the right place at the right time to hear the music while being hit by a couple of odd coincidences … but no spoilers, so I can’t say what the coincidences are.

And the result is a dark, jaggy, Molly/Lauren/Baanraak scene that I’m pretty pleased with, instead of another three thousand words in the trash. I’ll take it. Done for the night. Back at the keyboard at six AM tomorrow. The stack of unrevised pages is visibly shorter tonight.

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2 comments… add one
  • Varina Suellen Plonski Jun 24, 2015 @ 23:29

    Hi, Holly!
    I know this is YEARS past when you wrote this, but I thought I’d still put my two pfennigs in.
    If you like writing to non-vocal music, it’s hard to go wrong with some of the game soundtracks. The HALO series is good (and HALO 4 is absolutely awesome!), as are the soundtracks for Assassin’s Creed.

    • Holly Jun 25, 2015 @ 7:10

      Thank you, Varina.
      I’ll check them out. My near future is going to have considerably more writing in it.

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