Friday, July 29, 2016

Writing Inspiration

Hi all! How are you doing this Friday? It's the last Friday in July!! Augh! Where did all the time go?!
I have a "Month in Review" post planned, but It'll go up on Monday. Since I'm doing the post for both June and July.
And...because I had that post planned for Monday, I realized I had nothing planned for today.
I thought I'd do a random post about things that have inspired me in my writing/editing of my novel lately.
Because...who knows? Maybe it'll inspire you, too. And if not, hopefully you'll just enjoy the pictures and songs. ;)

And...two amazing songs that I love listening to when I'm working on this certain story. Love them to the point where I got the piano book and I can now play them on the piano. (I wouldn't advise watching the movie they are from, though! It's...PG-13 for a reason.)

And then the hymn that plays a huge part in the book. From the beginning all the way to the end. I love listening to it on repeat over and over again. Because...well, because it's so sad. And sweet. And just overall a really great song. ;) 

As you all can probably tell, this is from my WWII novel. I took the end of last week/beginning of this week to go through and edit it once more before I sent it off to my editor. Now that I'm not doing anything with it, I'm having fun going and finding pictures that fit different scenes while I nervously excitedly await her feedback.
And...I also sent it off to two alpha readers. Because I really want a couple more sets of eyes going over it before I sent it to beta readers. (Yes, I know alpha and beta readers are technically the same thing...but A comes before B. So there.)
Anyway, that's how that is going. I'm really excited to be working on this book . . . can you tell, by any chance? ;)

How has your week been? How is your writing going? I hope your weekend is amazing!


  1. Ahh, writing inspiration. I have tons of boards on Pinterest for that exact reason! :D
    Thank you for sharing your music and pictures with us! Good luck with your novel, by the way.

    1. Me too! The majority of these pictures came from pinterest. ;)
      You're welcome, and thank you! :)

  2. A very nice post, Jesseca!! Loved seeing all the pictures. :)
    Why are you nervous? You have nothing to be nervous about. It's so wonderfully written! =)

    1. Thanks, Deborah! I'm glad you enjoyed!!
      Aww, thank you!! I just get nervous whenever I let anyone read any of my work. ;P

  3. THOSE PICTURES. *goes cross-eyed* And songs...yeah. I can't listen to them right now, but I'm pretty sure I know them. ;) *goes off humming There You'll be*

    1. Oh, and, great post. :P What can I say? Camp NaNo has fried my brain.

    2. Yesssss!!!
      Well, actually I didn't post that song because I couldn't find one without that *clears throat* umm, singer on it. And I can't stand how she's dressed. ;P
      Haha, thank you! yes, NaNo can do that. ;)

    3. Oh yeah. Grrr. Her CLOTHES... -_- I'm pretty sure theres a version without her picture though...just the movie banner-thing-y. ;)

  4. Very fun post (and great timing for me :D) I am LOVING the Pearl Harbor soundtrack!!! I've never seen the movie, so I never took the time to listen to the music, either. Obviously that was a mistake ^.^ Thanks for sharing all of this :)

    1. Thank you, Abi! Ohhh, yessssss!!!!! Isn't the soundtrack amazing?! I went and got it on CD, so I can listen to it whenever. I love it sooo much!
      You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed!