Today’s post will be a short ‘n’ sweet one, partly for aesthetic reasons – it’s been a while since I did one with a bunch of music videos – but mostly because I was up late last night and worked (a bit too much, I dunno) on The New Story. I didn’t write too many additional words; I just did a few “housekeeping” things, like looking the chapter over, making sure there weren’t any plot holes or inconsistent details, and tidying up a few problematic passages.
Now, let me be clear: I didn’t spend all night working on my manuscript. I originally called it a day sometime after 8:30 PM, had dinner, listened to music for a while (but didn’t read!), and, later, watched a bit of TV in my room. But…in between the time I had dinner and the time I started watching something on Amazon Prime Video (Don’t ask me what I saw, because I was already drowsy when I turned on the TV and I fell asleep not long afterward. I’m not sure if I turned off the set before I nodded off, or if I woke up a bit later to turn it off and put my remote on my writing desk.), I suddenly had the urge – after 11 PM – to do the “housekeeping” chores on The New Story.
As a result, today will probably not be a productive day on the writing front. Yesterday I produced a whopping 2,069 words; today’s word count will be lower.
I’d love to take day off and rest a bit, but I can’t simply stop working on the manuscript; I want to finish at least the first draft by midsummer so I can publish the finished product by the end of 2023. So, tired or not, inspired or not, I must at least write several hundred words by, say, 5 PM today.
Thus, the need for a music video post!
Since music is an essential part of the story’s first chapter, I thought I’d share some YouTube videos featuring the musical pieces I’ve mentioned in The New Story so far. So, without further ado….
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