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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Musical Stories Special Edition: The End


And so it ends. This special edition is the last chapter of my Musical Stories. I've been a bit self-indulgent this week, so I hope you'll forgive me but I'll get to that in a moment. We have three Fridays before The A-Z of Blogging begins, and I thought I'd use that time to try out the new series before I take a break. This could be absolutely brilliant, or I could fall flat on my face, but we'll see.

I was going to give you all the details here, but it made this post far too long, so I'll do that separately on Monday. If you're interested in taking part, all you need to do right now is have a short pitch or query, whatever you like, ready to email to me after Monday's post. It will be up to you whether or not you allow critiques. There's no word limit, but remember, shorter is usually better (leave me something to work with though!).

To end Musical Stories, (and I suppose to introduce the new feature, although there's no blurb), I decided to choose three songs that represent the story I'm currently revising right now. Like I said, self-indulgent, but I'm really excited about this project, (turns out I didn't hate revising, I was just working on the wrong story), and I want to share. Just for fun, see if you can guess what genre it is. And 1000th Monkey, you're not allowed to guess :-)

No explanations this week, just enjoy the music.  



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84 comments:

  1. You've been tagged by the Lucky Seven Meme...details at http://www.tracikenworth.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Traci, I'm going to try to get to this on Wednesday :-)

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  2. Curious to know more about the new series!

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    1. Details will be up as soon as I've responded to these comments :-)

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  3. Isn't it interesting how we just know when we're working on the right story. Everything just wonderfully syncs and the words work well together ... Happy writing and revising to you!

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    1. Thank you so much Joanne, I'm feeling much happier about things now :-)

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  4. Well, that last one changes the game, doesn't it? :)

    Thanks for all the music!

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    1. Heh, I thought it would give it away, but no one came out and guessed it :-)

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  5. I love Psycho Killer, but I've never heard of the other two. Once again, I can't listen to them now - I have a sleeping Hubby, at 3pm! To be fair he did have a late gig last night, and will be on his way to Taunton soon. I'll pop back later to guess the genre!

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    1. Why did I think of cider when you mentioned Taunton? I don't even drink the stuff :-)

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  6. Congratulations on your win. I like the blog.

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  7. I stink at making guesses like this. Hmm...is your story about friendship? Loss?

    Congrats on the end of a beautiful series, Sarah. You've done well!

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    1. Both of those things come into it, kind of :-)
      And thanks Emily, I appreciate that.

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  8. I love Billy Joel's music, and Honesty is such a great song!

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  9. As ABBA would say..thank you for the music and for giving it to me:)

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    1. 'I'm nothing special, in fact ...' :-)

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  10. I don't think I've ever seen that version of Billy Joel's song before.

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    1. I found a cover by Beyonce, but thought I'd stick with Billy :-)

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  11. I quite like revising - but only when I'm sure the story I'm working on is worth the effort.

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    1. Totally agree, and sometimes it takes a while to answer that :-)

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  12. Love them all! Especially number one. :) As for guessing, I have no idea!

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    1. Yes! That first one always makes me happy :-)

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  13. I just love the s Honesty by Billy Joel thanks for putting the video on.

    Yvonne.

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  14. Interesting songs! It's always fun to find out what inspires people's writing. :)

    Contemporary/Realistic Fiction?

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    1. Well, it's definitely contemporary :-)

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  15. Billy Joel? Excellent choice! on a limb i'm saying post apocalyptic, mainly because I'd like to hear songs in that genre :)

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    1. And this is why we should never judge a book by it's cover - I wouldn't have pegged you for a Billy Joel fan :-)

      Nope, not post apocalyptic, I'm afraid.

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  16. Congratulations to the end of your series Sarah. And here is to new beginnings! cheers~

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    1. I'm definitely raising my glass to those new beginnings hon. Wrapping you in my purple furry friendship blanket xx

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  17. I missed your song suggestions...Hope it's not the final final end. Very good selections.. Oh haven't heard the Billy Joel one for ages.

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    1. I'll be putting all the titles up on a separate page at some point - you know, in my spare time :-)

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  18. Ring out the old, ring in the new. Great choices Sarah. Ah, how many of us will be taking an A-Z break? Great disruption in the blogging world.

    Looking forward to your new format.

    Denise

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    1. The internet is gonna 'splode :-)
      (Why, yes, it was necessary to respond as though I'm three :-)

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  19. I love Honesty.....the song and the value.

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  20. Ah, the end of a series. It was a good one. But A-Z will be a blast... and yanno you could do songs from A-Z. ;)

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    1. I really really wanted to do that but thought it might be a cop out :-)

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  21. I'm not familiar with A-Z. I've heard about it several places, but I've never dug deep enough to figure out what it's about.
    Good luck with your new piece.
    R

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    1. You already blog every day :-)
      Basically people blog every day during April, starting with a post to do with A, then B and so on. It should be interesting :-)

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  22. I love the Talking Heads song, and if I had to guess genre--well, Sarah W. was right on when she said "Pyscho Killer" changed the game. Suspenseful romance? I keep leaning toward something paranormal, though I think that's a personal bias more than anything else. Looking forward to seeing your series. Glad I caught the end here. :)

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    1. No paranormal I'm afraid, and no romance. Maybe some suspense though :-)

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  23. I could never had guessed "Honesty" was by Billy Joel. Like all things, this is coming to an end. Well, it has been a delight listening to so many nice pieces of music. Thanks !

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    1. It's lovely isn't it? I'm glad you've enjoyed the series :-)

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  24. Wah on it being the end. But looking forward to what you have next!

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  25. I'm very curious what you have planned. I'll be back tomorrow to check it out. :D

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  26. What a diverse collection of songs. Very intriguing that they're all about your WIP.

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    1. I just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew with the setting :-)

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  27. This has been a brilliant feature Sarah, I very much look forward to the next one!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, hope you'll love it just as much :-)

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  28. Can't wait to see what the new one brings!

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  29. Hi! I’m awarding you The Versatile Blogger award. You can get it at: http://carmenschronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  30. I forgot that song Honesty by Billy Joel. They place his music so much on Long Island (because he's from there) that he's become cliche to me. But he's talented and several of his songs have stood the test of time.

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    1. Long Island sounds so wonderful and exotic to me :-)

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  31. What a cool idea... I missed most of it so now I have to backtrack...!

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    1. Give it a few days and I'll post them all up on their own page :-)

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  32. I love that Billy Joel song--it's one of my faves!!
    Looking forward to the new series Sarah :)

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  33. Ah a nostaligia trip with talking Heads and Billy Joel :O)

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  34. Love me some Billy Joel and Talking Heads! :) Ravonettes is new to me though. I loved the vid.

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    1. One of the girls on that video looked exactly like my character :-)

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  35. Billy Joel - YES! *pumps fist in air* I love him.

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  36. This is such a great idea! And agreed with everyone else - Billy Joel is a great choice!

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    1. Yep, he definitely seems to be this week's favourite :-)

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  37. Billy Joel! :)

    Good luck with the A to Z challenge. I'm doing it this year and boy oh boy, I'm crossing both fingers and toes I can make it through the whole month.

    Thanks for sharing your musical stories. They've been fun and enjoyable!

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    1. Good luck to you too! And thank you so much :-)

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  38. I read your comment on Lee's post. Good luck on the A-Z
    dreamweaver

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    1. Welcome to you, Debra. I hope it didn't sound too harsh! Good luck to you too :-)

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  39. Thank you for the music. I'm still trying to come up with a theme for A-Z as most experts agree...a theme makes the blogging easier. I may just end up talking about my book half the time.

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    1. I wouldn't mind you talking about your book, I'm looking forward to it. I keep changing my mind about themes. Originally I just wanted to post a music video every day, but I thought it might be a cop-out.

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  40. I love that Talking Heads song.

    My guess on genre is mystery.

    I'm both nervous and excited about A-Z.

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  41. If I know you, your posts will be great.
    And no, not mystery :-)

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  42. Thanks for sharing the music. I too am participating in the Blogging A to Z challenge next month. I look forward to reading your posts!

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  43. You're welcome Cynthia. I know it's going to be fun :-)

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