Sunday, November 10, 2013

30 Days of Gratitude--Days 7-10

Today I'm grateful for . . . computers. I'm so glad that we live in a world where everything you'll ever need as a writer is at your fingertips. I don't know what I'd do without my computers.

Today I'm grateful for . . . chocolate. In any shape, size, or form (unless it's white chocolate) it's good. My favorite kinds of chocolate are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate milkshakes. Chocolate makes me happy. :)

Today I'm grateful for . . . authors. Just yesterday my mom, dad, brother, and visiting friend (hi, Mary!) went to this day-long festival where we got to go to different presentations and workshops lead by children and YA authors. My favorite author to listen to was A.S. King. She's so normal. She's very down to earth, easy to talk to, and she's hilarious! Every presentation there was very inspiring. But the best part? Our family and A.S. King's family are going to "hang out" sometime. :D

Reality Boy
A.S. King's newest book

Today I'm grateful for . . . music. I don't think I'd be able to write half the stuff I do without my iPod by my side. Music inspires me. I make playlists of songs for every single book I write. I like to imagine my books as movies (complete with actors and actresses that I've cast myself for each character). From there I pick songs that would play during specific parts in the movie. For example, here's the list of songs for the Flightless Birds soundtrack:

"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
"Burn" by Ellie Goulding
"Gone" by Ioanna Gika
"My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)" by Fall Out Boy
"Girl On Fire" by Alicia Keys
"Atlas" by Coldplay
"We Remain" by Christina Aguilera
"Come & Get It" by Selena Gomez
"Not With Haste" by Mumford and Sons
"Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence


storytellergirlgrace said...

I'm loving all of your thankful posts, but I especially love these latest ones because those are things I'm super thankful for, too. :-)

Without music, I'd go bonkers, I think. And I'd have way less inspiration for my stories. And without computers, I'd never be reading this awesome blog! ;-)
Mmmm, Reese's cups....

Boquinha said...

The literature festival was awesome. I am really enjoying getting to know Amy better!

Unknown said...

Its nice to know that you pictured both the computer and the Ipad. Iy made me feel good.

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Unknown said...

oops ly was supposed to be it.

Dr. Mark said...

I'm not surprised by any of these things. Chocolate? Mmm-mmm good! I love all those songs you've chosen, too. I can't wait to see how the book comes together.