What’s Playing Wednesday

Before we get into What’s Playing Wednesday, if you didn’t see my Tweet yesterday, I found out that Siren is going to publish the first THREE of my paranormal romance series, The Veil!! Woo-hoo!! The publication dates have moved up as well. Instead of starting in May, Ruby: Uncut and on the Loose will be out in March, Succubus-in-Waiting will be out in April, and Lifestyles of the Fey and Dangerous will be out in May. I’m so excited and terrified! This will cut short my editing time by two months! I hope I’m up for to the challenge! Plus, I’ll have to start working on my promotional items a lot earlier as well. *pants* Okay, I can do it. I know I can!

And now for What’s Playing Wednesday! Danica’s Magical Music Player decided to give you all a rock song that isn’t too hard or too soft. I will warn you, there is some growling/screaming towards the end, so if you’re listening at work, watch out for the bridge.

I can’t remember the first time I heard of this band. It seems like I’ve always liked them, but I know that can’t be true. Can it? Hm. Anyway, the band is called Chevelle. A trio of young musicians, they manage to create songs that are complex and compelling. Today’s song is Send the Pain Below. I’ll give you a minute to watch the video, then talk about it. Hope you enjoy!

Okay, I find it funny my MP3 player chose this song since last night there was an author chat on Twitter with Jill Shalvis. If you read her Wilder Series, doesn’t the main character of this video kind of remind you of Cameron Wilder from Instant Attraction? *shivers* Funky!

Anyway, I think there’s a great lesson to be learned from this video that we can apply to writing. Our hero (in the video) was wary of returning to his sport after a dangerous fall. He’s tormented by it, but in the end, he sends his pain below to get back on his board and snowboard for the fun of it.

The same thing could be said of writing. Writer’s block, bad critiques, bad contest results, rejections, even bad reviews can make us all break down and want to bawl. Which is okay. You’re human, you’re allowed to have feelings. In the end though, you have to push that pain aside (or pull it inside of you to fuel your desire for success) and get back on the keyboard. Get back to writing, but do it for the friggin’ fun of it! You’re building worlds, making relationships, you have control over what happens in your books (to an extent). Enjoy it. Bask in it.

But most of all, get back on the keyboard and have fun.

What do you think? Am I talking out of my rear end again? I don’t try to give advice, but this song inspired me.

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17 responses to “What’s Playing Wednesday

  1. Oh my word…that fall is WICKED!!!!!! What a great song, Danica. I’m gonna go download it now.

    I’ve been where that skier is. I’ve crashed sooooo bad mountain biking. Thought the helicopters were going to have to come get me from the side of a Colorado Rockies mountain.

    I eventually limped out of there, but didn’t get on a bike for a few months after that. Mostly because it took me forever to heal from my wounds, but the mental ones lasted longer than the physical ones.

    Good comparison to writing, Danica. It’s so true. Send the Pain Below! Thanks!!!

  2. Great song and video. BTW. Major Congratulations on the sales. You’re going to rock out Siren. And you’ll get it all done, you have great friends that are ready and willing to help with the promo stuff, so don’t sweat it.

  3. KAK

    Aaah, this song brings back memories. You’re right, it’s a great anthem for writing. If only I could get my e-mail to automatically play it when rejection arrives in the in-box. 😉

    Three cheers, btw, for your three book deal with Siren!

    • Now that would be cool…to have certain songs play automatically when you get a rejection, or good news. What would be the good news song? Gonna Fly Now from Rocky? Cause that would be awesome!

      And thank you!!

  4. Congratss!!!!! I didn’t see your tweet! Great news!

  5. I didn’t see a tweet about these sales!! WTH lady!! HUGE HUGE congrats!! I’m so thrilled for you!! Beyond happy and can’t wait to be able to read them, I may even get them printed and make you sign them for me!!

  6. Congrats!! Love the song. I’ve witnessed so many bad biking accidents out on the trail. My friend broke his collarbone when a deer ran in front of him. Yikes. Sometimes we have to endure in order to achieve our goals.

  7. Congrats again- it’s gonna be awesome!!

  8. First, congrats on the sales!!!!!!!

    And I love this song, love this video. You’re right, it’s Cam from my book Instant Attraction. Dead on …

    • Wow, thanks Jill!! That was a great book, btw. I’d never seen the video for this song before, but when I did Instant Attraction was the first thing to pop in my mind. It’s almost as though the director read your book before filming! 🙂

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