Playlists/Soundtracks

On my list of favorite things, after writing and reading, comes music. I love music. I love singing and playing piano (for my ears only on the piano thing, usually). And, I also love to dance…Although I’m pretty sure no one wants to see that…

I need music when I’m writing. When it’s too quiet, my mind tends to wander. So I make playlists for all my WIP’s. The playlist becomes my soundtrack…so, if someday my WIP’s become movies, I’ll be all set with a list of ideas! 🙂 

Along with a super cool playlist, each of my WIP’s usually has a theme song. One song that pretty much sums up my plot. For my WIP BOUND the theme song is “That’s the Way I Loved You” by Taylor Swift. (I write YA, so of course I listen to Taylor Swift…A LOT…and I enjoy it!) I think she must have read my proposal for BOUND…seems like that song was written just for me! THANKS!

So, what about you? Do you just listen to music at random when you write, or do you make playlists/soundtracks? Or do you have to have total silence?

**If your WIP was turned into a movie, what would the theme song be?

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Acronyms: Part I

People keep asking me about the acronyms I use, and what they stand for. Apparently there are people out there that aren’t involved in the writing world at all. (GASP!) 🙂 So, for all of you who live in the “normal” world, here is a list of common acronyms used by writers. (If there are any I missed, please comment below).

WIP = Work in Progress

ARC = Advanced Reader’s Copy

POV = Point of view (If there is a 1st, 3rd . . . just means which POV…first person, third person)

SASE = self addressed stamped envelope

CP = Critique Partner

WM = Writer’s Market

MS = Manuscript

MSS = Manuscripts

MC = Main Character

SS = Simultaneous Submission

HEA = Happily Ever After

WB = Writer’s Block

BIC = Butt in chair 

For Genres (G): (This is where you’ll find a certain book on the shelves)

YA = Young Adult  = (this is what I write!)

F = Fantasy (can also be just plain Fiction)

NF = Non fiction

SF = Science Fiction

HF = Historical Fiction

HR = Historical Romance (HR can also stand for Highland Romance. i.e. http://theclaymoreandsurcoat.com/)

CF = Christian Fiction

MG = Middle Grade

B =  Biography

M = Memoir

AB = Autobiography

PB = Picture Book

My Acronyms:

BO = Bouncer (This is someone that you bounce ideas off of, someone who helps you get unstuck, get over those roadblocks. I have several BO’s in my life!)

CT =  Coffee Time

ODS = Odd Duck Society 🙂 (this is for all my odd duck writer friends out there!)

 

**Stay tuned. Part II will be on all the wonderful editing Acronyms out there.