Music = A, B, & C selections:A) Young Jeezy, D Boyz Instrumental
B) Jay Z & Kanye West, Otis Instrumental
C) Jay Z and Kanye West, No Church in the Wild Instrumental
I started my writing session with the trumpets blaring. Hawaii 5-0 speedboat style writing was my initial musical mood. I favor instrumentals with brass instruments because I’m a former trombone player. BRASSY!
Things are really coming together. This is one of those times when I’m ten fingers deep into a book and a solid idea for the next book begins to flood my brain to the point where I had to have to start adjusting how I write this book. I also had to start thinking about clues from past books that might tie into this new idea for the next book in the Wrinkles series.
That’s when I switched the music to the Otis instrumental and had him talking about how it’s easier… and you won’t regret it.... I know Otis Redding wasn’t talking to me, but the part I focused in on solidified my decision. With Otis singing and the grunts/screams of the beat, I started shifting and planting more seeds in my writing to make it easier to write my way into the future of the series. I reread what I wrote yesterday and added a little more where it fit. That’s when I started to ask myself, “What if I…” The answers to those questions usually allows me to connect my books together for the readers. I want to be able to say, “Remember in book 2 and 3 when ___ said/did ____? Well, that's why this happens in book 5.”
Lastly, with NCW playing, I dove deeper into developing a new character. I am still trying to find the balance it takes to make him become someone that isn’t initially liked, yet he still will manage to speak a fair amount of the valid truth. This can be difficult because I have to walk the line of creating a semi-villain that can eventually improve. And, it has to be BELIEVEABLE to my target audience. I want them to say, “I remember when that happened to me and people didn’t see it my way.”
At the end of this writing session, 5 more pages were added to the book. Tomorrow should be interesting. Disappointment is on the way...
Thanks for reading.