Musical Mondays

Another fitful sleep. I’ve been waking up at 4:23 a.m. for the past few nights thinking about writing “stuff.” Blog, website, book launch, etc.

This morning, the first thing I asked Ramone to do was change something on my website—remove the word “or” on one of the pages. Believe it or not, that little word contributed to keeping me awake at night. I never thought I could be so damn anal, but I guess I was wrong.

I don’t know if I’m going about my writing in the correct way. I’m not sure all this social media is going to contribute greatly to my success. It takes up a lot of time, and finding the right balance is something I’m still struggling with. As such, I’m declaring Mondays a day for a brief blog about music—something that popped into my head at 5:44 a.m. as I lay staring at my digital clock.

I’ve seen an incredible progression of music paraphernalia in my lifetime. I’ve owned and still own vinyl 33s and 45s, tape cassettes, several CD Walkmans and multiple iPods—as well as  everything in between. I’ve experienced great music because I was interested in it and can mark each of my major relationships by the type of music we’ve shared. My CD collection was actually the only thing I fought over when my last relationship ended. It sounds funny now since music can be repurchased so easily via iTunes, but at the time, my music was one of the few things that defined me, and I wasn’t giving it up without a fight.

Next Monday, I’ll talk more about my collection, favorite songs, and new and great discoveries. As much as music inspires my stories, I can’t have it playing while I work. Time to get back to some serious writing.

Stay sexy,



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8 responses to “Musical Mondays

  1. I love listening to music. Just sitting back and enjoying it.

    All this social media stuff is overwhelming at first and it definitely takes a lot of time to do. Keep experimenting and you’ll find a balance that works for you. Just remember your writing comes first. All the social stuff can wait if it has to. Your writing is the most important.



  2. I can’t imagine not having music on..I pretty much listen to it 24 hours a day esp when I write…I get so inspired by it.


    • Hi Savannah, thanks for commenting and welcome to my blog!
      I get distracted with music on. I love listening to lyrics and singing along, and I forget all about what I’m writing.
      Ambient noise is fine, but lyrical music, or even classical, jazz will throw off my thought process.
      I, too, get inspired by music so I choose to listen to it when I’m not writing, and hope it garners some good ideas. Often, it does.


  3. Mae Lee

    Musical Mondays! What a great thought! Sharp as a tack at 5:44am!
    You always seem to find great music and I know I’ve been turned onto new tunes through you. Looking forward to next Monday!!!


    • Hi Mae,
      Thanks, though I’m not sure how sharp I was. Ideas always seem more brilliant to me when my mind is dopey, then I wake up and I wonder “What the hell was I thinking?”
      However, Musical Mondays should be a fun segment to write.
      Thanks for your comment! 😉


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