Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Updates and Music

In the past week or so, I've finished my revisions for book five. Now it's just waiting its turn with the editor for a round of edits and proofreading. Last night, I dove into revisions for book six, In the Quiet Spaces Between. If I'm being honest, book six is my favorite in the series. That could change. Book eight isn't complete, but book six gets to me.

As I was riding around running errands today, We Were Never Meant to Be by Atomic Tom popped up on my playlist. The lyrics sent me straight back into book six.

"If you're haunted by the picture show and can't sleep through the flicker, don't apologize for what you see. You and I both understand that we were never meant to be."

I can't give away what happens, but I feel like this line perfectly describes Effie's journey through this book and her relationships with several characters.

"Now the mornings never last, and you can't have them back. You're drifting way too fast, try and get it back on track. You and I both understand what comes around may also leave."

I love these lines. I think we can all relate to them in our own way. How it feels to be out of control. How it feels to hold onto these perfectly quiet, wonderful moments, because we know they don't last. Again, that perfectly describes Effie's journey so far.

"Too young to understand the chance, too late to wake up every dream gone past. You know, it kills me every time you breathe." 

In Effie's world, where big decisions are left up to the spirits of Aether, I think a lot of the characters can relate to these lines. Everyone is sacrificing for everyone else, knowing what the future holds, fighting for those dreams. Sometimes, selflessness hurts. These characters know that.

"I thought these memories were the best that we had until the moment where you never came back." 

So, that last line, I'll let you decipher yourself. Who do you think it reminds me of?

Take a listen to the song



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