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NaNo post will hopefully come later.  After a fun day watching/listening to Papa run around at the monsters’ school for Grandparents’ Day, guilting myself about the Evil Day Job and finally just ignoring my work computer (the perils of telecommuting — I’m always “at work”), and making yet another grocery run for Thursday’s dinner, I’ve got a grand total of 235 words.  Whooo.

The title of this entry is my new motto for the direction I’m taking my writing, inspired by Nickelback’s Burn it to the Ground lyrics.

Maybe it’s NaNo paranoia.  Or fatigue.  Or hormones.  Whatever.  I’m in a mood.  I’m impatient.  I want to be done with Shannari and on to the next project, and I have a feeling it’s not anything I’ve ever worked on before.  I want NEW.  I want to slam something, really beat the words out with characters that just blow the story away.  I want to nail it to the wall and then stand back and throw another one, again and again, just as fast and hard as I can.

Er…that sounds a little dirty but I think you know what I mean.

We got no fear, no doubt,
All in, balls out! 
We’re going out tonight,
To kick out every light,
Take anything we want,
Drink everything in sight,
We’re going till the world stops turning
While we burn it to the ground tonight.

Now I simply have to find the characters that make me live it.

Oh, and you ask, what about Night Sun Rising, the Mayan Fantasy?  Looks like I missed the boat.

I’ve been seeing many books involving 2012 and the Mayan calendar and so on.

That’s the risk with “high concept.”  Once someone else does it faster, it ain’t so high concept no more (bad grammar deliberate because I’m pissed at myself for taking too long).

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The Shanhasson Trilogy Playlist

Lots of songs inspire me for this series:

  • Faith of the Heart, or Where My Heart Will Take Me (theme from Enterprise)
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You, Bryan Adams (especially in Rose)
  • Kiss From A Rose by Seal
  • Against All Odds by Phil Collins (especially in Rose)
  • Make This Go On Forever by Snow Patrol
  • Knights of Cydonia by Muse (especially in Road)
  • Deathzone by Apocalyptica  (especially in Road)
  • Bittersweet by Apocalyptica (especially in Road, Return)
  • Behind the Crimson Door by H.I.M. (especially in Road)
  • Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad by Meatloaf (especially in Rose)
  • Burn It To The Ground by Nickelback (especially in Return)
  • Secret by Heart (especially in Road)