My son repeated me when I said, “I love you.” It came out more like, “Wuv U” but I’m not picky! I celebrated by rocking him to sleep to George Winston‘s ‘Holy & Ivy’.
When I slid my submission packages across the counter at the post office, I was torn between the Rocky theme song or ‘Eye of the Tiger‘.
Now I’m creating the best query letter I can possibly write, formating my chapter-by-chapter synopsis to be just as entertaining as the book I hope they will publish. What is the music of choice? ‘The Kiss’, the beautiful violin music from The Last of the Mohicans.
I’m sending submission packages to smaller publishers in hopes that someone will ‘Take a Chance on Me‘ (ABBA). And send them out I will. A submission can only be successful if I try…and try and try again. If I stop writing and submitting, then failure will embrace me like a choke vine. I refuse to quit (I Will Survive). Rather, (imagine ’Stayin’ Alive‘ here and picture me walking down the street, full of motivation and wearing a spiffy white suit) I will will weed through the Writer’s Market 2012 once more, take all the notes I can, attend the conferences, support authors at booksignings and writing groups, and remember who it is I write for: God (Il Divo‘s, ‘Amazing Grace’) and the young minds and hearts who want an excellent story about people with a pulse.
Share your song – what music motivates you? Workouts, writing, driving, dancing with the kids…share the soundtrack of your life.