Welcome to Scarlet Thread Sunday, the day I toss out a thread of something I’ve learned in the labyrinth of life.
I have a special place in my heart for those who introduce me to wonderful music. I don’t just listen to music; I soak it up through my pores and into my veins and let it swirl around and awaken my senses. Yeah, I love music.
So when Jess Witkins, my fabulous author friend (and DFW Writer’s Conference roomie), asked for suggestions for her Ultimate Mix Tape, I was totally in. I love sharing some of my faves with others and discovering what musical treasures others have found. Jess drew some winners from her experiment, and I was among them, getting to post on her blog about my guilty pleasure and receiving two “mix tape” CDs from Jess.
Today I want to share my Top 10 Favorites that Jess in turn introduced me to through listening to her mix tapes. Maybe you’ll find something you like here too.
Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
Wild Young Hearts – Noisettes
Me after You – Maia Sharp
Stompa – Serena Ryder
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Emilie-Claire Barlow
Angels – Lindi Ortega
You and Me – Sara Watkins
Jolene – Mindy Smith
All for You – Imelda May
Amen – Edens Edge
Thanks, Jess! You’re awesome.
ROW80 Round 2
A Round of Words in 80 Days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. Participants set their own goals and report at least weekly (or twice weekly) on their progress. Round 2 runs from April 1 through June 20.
I have 10 goals this round–broken into three categories.
- Read 8 fiction books.
- Read one craft book: Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies by Deborah Halverson.
- Visit and comment on ROW80 blogs as a Round 2 sponsor.
- Finish writing BREAKING THE COMMANDMENTS, YA mystery.
- Complete first round of edits of BREAKING THE COMMANDMENTS.
- Write one short story.
- Edit two short stories–one needs a final polish, the other a full edit.
- Exercise twice a week.
- Prepare for and attend DFW Conference in May.
- Prepare for and attend Immersion Master Class with Margie Lawson in June.
This past week, I wrote 10,930 words on Breaking the Commandments.
So what new music discoveries have you made? Do you like to share your new finds with others? And are you participating in Round 2 of ROW80?