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Playlist: Dagon

A little bit of a different mix on this character from the Soldaris Saga today.  In no particular order.  Enjoy!

  1. Black Blade- Two Steps From Hell
  2. The Riders of Rohan- The Elbereth Orchestra (David Arkenstone)
  3. Stand Strong, Stand Together- Christopher Lennertz (Mass Effect 3)
  4. Army of the Dead part 2- Manowar
  5. To Glory- Two Steps From Hell
  6. If I Die in Battle (Orchestral Version)- Van Canto
  7. Light from Darkness- City of the Fallen
  8. Field of Cormallen- The Elbereth Orchestra (David Arkenstone)
  9. United We Stand, Divided We Fall- Two Steps From Hell
  10. Overture to the Hymn of the Immortal Warriors- Manowar
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Sunday Report: July 20

This week hasn’t been as physically productive as I’d like with the fibro kicking in again, but it has been full of creative energy.  I will so take it.  I’m excited about some of the developments that I’ve made.

What I’ve accomplished the past week:

  • Everything on the blog except an excerpt.
  • Started getting the GLIIH sorted out and projects named.  (And in the process discovered that I want to do more webcomics/graphic novels than I have artistic skill for.)
  • A LOT of work on the planning/pre-writing side of the Soldaris Saga, including some very important epiphanies that break down most of the blocks that have had me stalled out.
  • Started a new draft of the Soldaris Saga that accounts for the expanded/divided books that were previously just the first book.
  • Figured out some of  what I need to do with the YA project formerly known as Shadowfighter.
  • Made a new playlist for a project that’s been floating around in the back of my head since 2009, but realized that the collaboration I want to do on this idea with people who are much more famous than I am means it’s a very long-term project.  Need to build up my own credentials first.
  • Went to a book signing/reading by Tracy and Laura Hickman, and had a nice chat about writing with some real pros.

What I’d like to accomplish this week:

  • Finish sorting the GLIIH.  A lot of the ideas are fairly generic and can be used as short stories or elements of bigger stories, so I’ve been having a hard time classifying them into distinct categories.
  • Finish the last draft of the Soldaris Saga that I was working on (because it was maybe 5k words from the end when I got disgusted and stopped) and send it out to my beta readers.
  • Come up with a new name for the YA project formerly known as Shadowfighter.
  • Somehow maybe convince my very artistically talented brother that he wants to help me with my more visual projects?
  • Catching up on beta-reading projects for friends that got put aside during the depression.
  • Write and post some fanfiction.  I’ve missed it.
  • Do some visual updating of the blog.  Not sure I like the theme I have right now.

Playlist: Karin

Lots of sorrow and triumph mixed up in Karin’s playlist.  It’s another mostly instrumental one, as all my characters for the Soldaris Saga tend to be.

In no particular order:

  1. End Titles- Christopher Drake (Wonder Woman 2009 Movie)
  2. Hurt- Thomas Bergersen
  3. Protectors of the Earth- Two Steps From Hell
  4. Moonlight Sonata- E.S. Posthumus
  5. Eternal Sorrow- Two Steps From Hell
  6. Kingdom Celebration- Alan Menken (Tangled)
  7. Song of Freedom- Murray Gold (Doctor Who) 
  8. Deliverance- City of the Fallen
  9. A Small Measure of Peace- Hans Zimmer (The Last Samurai)
  10. Dreamer- Epic Soul Factory

Playlist: Meredin

Decided that I’m going to base my playlists for the week on the character highlight.   My playlists are just what I listen to when I’m writing for certain characters and their scenes.

Here are ten pieces of music that remind me of Meredin, this week’s character.

  1. Heimr Àrnadalr- Cristophe Beck (Frozen OST)
  2. I See Fire- Jasmine Thompson cover
  3. Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends
  4. O Come O Come Emanuel (Piano Guys) 
  5. Loss of Me- Dagmar Krug
  6. Eye of the Beholder- City of the Fallen
  7. Sonera- Thomas Bergersen
  8. Canto Della Terra- Katherine Jenkins
  9. Mercy in Darkness- Two Steps From Hell
  10. Madre Terra- Globus

 

Bonus: A song!

(A song! A song!  We’re going to sing a song!   …. Okay, my time working at scout camp is showing through.)

I realized today that sometimes the title of my novellette, “Would Virgins Taste Better?”, can easily be misunderstood, or thought to be naughtier than it really is.

So I want to share with you the song about a dragon that inspired the title:  “Do Virgins Taste Better?” (Lyrics) (Music)

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