Ok, I’ll admit it, I’ve been pretty much ignoring Hozier’s smash hit “Take Me to Church”. I don’t know why, I just haven’ t been super drawn to it. Then the other day I was listening to an acoustic playlist on Spotify (oh Spotify, my sweet sweet addiction), and heard an acoustic version of this song and just completely fell in love with it. The Spotify version is the best acoustic version I’ve found so far, it’s unbelievably rich and soulful.
I love sitting back in my desk chair and just thinking through my scenes while listening to it.
Hoosier – Take Me to Church
*BTW – Super stoked that I just figured out how to embed links from Spotify into my posts. WooHoo!
So many good things.
First the fabulous news. My charging cords arrived from Amazon a few days ago, yaaay! And they actually work which is a super bonus. Ok, two out of three of them work. One doesn’t even have the right connector on the end but I’m still considering myself ahead of the game here. Sometimes you just have to take your wins where you can get them.
I have taken over the first page of Google! The search term “Stephanie Marks writer” now shows this fabulous website along with my twitter feed all over the first page. And almost more mind blowing to me is that when you Google “Stephanie Marks” my website is on page three of Google. My name is surprisingly almost as common as “John Smith”, so to come up at all in search results let alone so quickly feels like a true accomplishment.
I’m back to editing, which feels absolutely wonderful. I feel so responsible and productive. I’m about half way into this run through and I actually feel like I’m actually getting things done.
Now for the not so cool.
Oh my gawd editing suuuuucks.
I always knew that editing is the “hard” part of writing, but this is ureal. No matter how frustrated you get with the original creation it has nothing on the frustration you feel when doing your edits.
I love my story. But crawling through the pages scrutinizing every sngle word, line and turn of phrase is SO not the fun part.
Thank god for my new found Spotify addiction. Nothing gets you through hours upon hours of editing like a super upbeat soundtrack to keep your energy high. It was hard deciding which song to spotlight for Writer Radio this week but in the end it came down to…
Baauer – “Harlem Shake”
Sorry people. Don’t hate me, but this is happening. Just accept it.