Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So Close

NaNoWriMo ends Sunday and I'm so close I can taste it. And if it kills me, I will hit fifty thousand words. The book still won't be finished, which makes me laugh when I remember how difficult it used to be for me to write five thousand words for a confession.

I listen to Pandora radio online when I write and usually have only instrumental music, but for some reason I ended up with a channel that has Disney songs. So I'm bopping along to "Under the Sea" and something from "Beauty and the Beast" and then the most beautiful song began playing. The tune itself was lyrical but then I listened to the words and was almost in tears.

It's "So Close" from the movie "Enchanted" (which is enchanting if you haven't already seen it). The "so close" theme is so perfect for my hero and heroine. They've been dancing around their feelings for so long and I even have a scene with them at a charity gala with dancing and magic and a kiss that made the hero forget they were in public. And then someone comments and the magic is gone. As I heard the lyrics to "So Close" I was whispering "This is it!" When I edit that scene, this song is going to be on repeat so I can stay in the right mood.

Here is the clip from the movie. Be sure to listen to the lyrics too.

Do you believe in magic? And for those of you who write, has music ever really inspired you?

And because I already had another blog written before I heard this song, be sure to read the next post below cause I think you'll enjoy it. LOTS!

P.S. I'm at 41883 words -- 83.77% of the way to the finish line. I only have to write 8127 more words to finish.


Instigator said...

I can't write while music (with lyrics) is playing but I often get inspired by songs I hear. Or just a certain singer - their tone and the feel of their songs gets me in the right frame of mind.


Problem Child said...

You can do it PM! We're all rooting for you!

I'm like Insti -- no music with lyrics for me. I can't work because my brain won't multi-task like that. I have my selection of writing CDs -- music only -- that sit by my computer for my inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Good luck and you can finish it.

Smarty Pants said...

I usually do okay with music on, but it just can't be something I really want to listen to. It has to be background noise. If I listen well enough, the lyrics start showing up on the page.

I've been trying that creativity CD. That's working pretty well so far.

PM's Mother said...

You can be better than Ivory Soap
(99.99% pure) -- I know you can do it!

Sherry Werth said...

Go PM! Congratulations on the word count! I have no doubt you'll have those 8127 words finished way before the deadline.

I forgot about this movie. Sounds like a good one to watch during the holiday weekend.