The Flaming Lips: Turn It On
I’ve been drawing a lot from my high school experience while writing my book and thinking about the friends I had during that time period. I had a few different groups of friends: one from school, one from CCD, and one from childhood. It was always weird to me that I never tried mixing the groups - it was just too much, you know what I mean?
While writing, I’ve also been thinking about these friends that I don’t talk to anymore and internet searching to see what they look like now, what they’re doing, and all that stuff. I know I’m not alone in doing this, but the unfortunate thing about this internet stalking is that most of my high school friends have really common names or no internet presence (what?) and I have come up empty. I don’t think I would do anything with this information if I did find anything, like I won’t be friend requesting anyone any time soon.
This is all really just me procrastinating from writing or what I am calling research time.
The Cranberries: Linger
Writing a scene today where my main character has what I am basically envisioning a dance montage while cleaning the bathroom to this song.
At what point when writers are writing a book do they want to throw it all away cause they feel like it’s not worth writing anymore? I think I’m at that point.
One goal I have in life is to write a book that has one perfect sentence that gets posted to Slaughterhouse90210.
The book I’m writing takes place in 1993 and I was just doing some research about movies that were released in September of 1993. Some pretty good movies were released then like: Kalifornia, True Romance, The Good Son, and Dazed & Confused. My characters are going to see The Good Son cause I love that movie and it works best with my timeline.
I wrote this thing about MTV’s new Scream series (I’m not so sure about it), some ideas I have for the show, and how I think MTV should probably hire me as one of their writers for this series.
I interviewed the four women from the Black Girls Talking podcast. If you haven’t heard it yet, this is a podcast you should be listening to.
I wrote this thing about my experiences & thoughts about marriage.
I wrote this thing about this Dad writing his son’s coming out letter and included some of my own thoughts about the whole thing.
Katherine Paterson, author
I wrote this thing.