Outlanders…I’m Writing (ish)

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Outlanders…. A work in progress

So…with a little spare time on my side, I’m trying to make a ‘proper’ effort to do some writing and move the Outlanders story forwards. It’s a bit frustrating, as it’s not like I don’t know what’s going to happen, when, to who and how…I’ve just really been struggling these last few months to sit down and do anything productive with the manuscript.

I’ve just re-vamped my ‘playlist’ to try and help get the creative juices working and put me in the right mindset for writing, and funnily enough, I have found myself rather inspired by a song that I came across accidentally, which a friend of mine had done several years ago. And yes, it is now in my ‘inspiration’ playlist 🙂

I knew Kerry had worked in music before, but sometimes when you know someone in a different part of their lives it can be hard to picture them in one the others. Anyway, what I found funny when I came across this track was that her voice, the lyrics, even the tune reminded me of Cassie and the journey she’s got to go on in Outlanders. 

Here’s the track:

“Dream Another Dream” Featuring Kerry Lee Clark Produced and co-written by Rickytee

I love the idea that comes through in the song about making your own decisions, internal strength and moving forwards when life – or dreams – don’t happen the way you thought they would. Some of my favourite lyrics are:

“Find another way to be yourself some day”

“You’re choosing all the roads you follow, you gotta walk in your own shoes.”

“If you want to make it, you’ve got to take it, cos nothing’s free. / You build yourself a new tomorrow.”

 

So what do you think – do you like the track, feel the inspiration? Do you have your own playlists for your book when you’re writing? And any advice for making me knuckle down and get some work done 🙂

 

 

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4 responses to “Outlanders…I’m Writing (ish)

  1. What worked for me was doing something fun on my computer in my office rather than writing. I realised I associated it with the tough year I had last year, and I wanted to make it somewhere I went for fun again. And it worked.

    Good to see you’re writing again!

    • mel

      Thanks Mister T 🙂 I’ve found dragging out some of my old notebooks, where I’ve jotted down bits of scenes has been helpful. I start typing out what I’ve already thought about and written, then when I get to the end of the small scene I just carry on…

      I kind of feel like I’m tricking myself, with distraction like you would do with a child – but then I figure, if it’s working, it’s working!

  2. Wishing you the best of luck with your new book!

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