Chillin’ up north I went out of town last weekend — an awesome girl’s weekend up in northern Michigan — so I feel like I’m still trying to catch up, but… I was interviewed by Nick Galieti from the Good Word Podcast. You can listen or download the podcast here: http://www.radiogoldproductions.com/thegoodword/episode-132-interview-with-rebecca-lund-belliston/#.UZuNfLXVCSo I have to say that, although I was extremely nervous, I really appreciated Nick’s questions. Not only were they thought-provoking (and a little hard), but he seems to grasp the fact that I’m a divided woman. I love writing books AND music. Sometimes I feel compelled to distinguish myself by one or the other for the sake of simplicity, but really, that’s not who I am. When I first set up my website, I was tempted to have a separate website for my books and music. I still might someday in the future. I don’t know. But for now, I’m both author and composer,
You know when you sit and daydream about your new book and imagine a montage in the film version that you’re absolutely certain will be made one day, then you make a mental note of the music that would be playing over the scene and decide that you’ll insist the film’s producers approach the band in question and pay them any amount of money they ask for that song? Oh, so that’s just me then? Well, the first time I heard this song the lyrics immediately resonated with me because they were so reminiscent of the scenes where Elijah is travelling the road with his friends in Runners. Enjoy!
Amazing! From my post calendar it looks like I have posted for the last six days in a row. One more post tomorrow and it will be a full week. I can hardly believe it. Well I can. I sadly know that most of those were reblogs and very few were original posts. Needless to say, although I am going to say it anyway, I have finally, after only five months or so, discovered that reblog button sitting tantalisingly there at the top of my browser. And I just had to press it didn’t I. So, I was wondering whether there was some sort of Golden Ratio of original posts to reblogs that exists. Mad idea, I know. I don’t want to allow myself to just keep taking the easy option, reblogging other people’s posts. However, sometimes there is just that perfect post, you know the one, that one right there that you wished more than anything you had written. A work of pure genius, or at the very least, damn funny. Either that or one that provides such vital information that you genuinely believe you cannot de
I’m not much of person who enjoys writing with others. I honestly don’t know how partners do it. From what I’ve read, writing partnerships only work if you write separately and then send each other drafts for the other to write ALONE. This process continues until you both feel it’s complete. THIS SOUNDS GREAT. I would love to minimize the pressures of writing a script — and then add the joys of collaborating and creating with someone else. I’m a team player naturally. I love talking to other writers — only if they’re not in the room dictating my word. I’m on a search to find that person I can write with. It’s going to be hard to find someone with the same vision. But what works with writing partnerships is that your visions are combined. Both writers can offer their great stuff to make a killer script. I’m on a mission to find that someone I can send a draft too, and in three or four weeks I’ll get another draft back bet
I started this blog with the aim of promoting myself as a writer. I kind of…slipped away from that, I guess. I did post some fiction up in the early days, but never got much of a response. Plus, I mostly feel difficult to talk about writing when I don’t really have anything, yet, to promote. I’m constantly writing though, constantly working on something and most of my stuff can be found on Fictionpress, for those who are interested. For the past year, I’ve been toying with the idea of self-publishing on Amazon’s Kindle. I guess, mainly, to see how well something I’ve written can do in the real world, to see if people would be interested. I’ve had the story written in its first draft for a couple of years now, and have worked on it, on and off, since leaving University. A while back, I’d finished. Well, sort of. What I mean is, I’ve got to that point where there’s nothing more I can do with the novella, without some feedback. I
Often, on our trips around the globe, I’ll by a few CD’s, and it’s highly likely that these will reflect, either the destination, or the experiences of the trip, and our visit to Dublin was no exception. I got hold of four CD’s that I’ve been after for a while, and it seemed exactly the place to get them. They’re all Irish, but they have another thread of commonality that connects them. I saw them all play live in my hometown of Derby as a teenager. First up, a brace of albums by the unique HORSLIPS: “The Tain”, and “The Book of Invasions”. Both drawing heavily on Irish folklore for their subject matter, they paint wonderful images with the widest range of Celtic and rock instrumentation. they were electrifying live, and the standout track for me is ‘Dearg Doom’ from ‘The Tain.” – a brilliant mix of rock guitar, fiddle and flute. I remember leaping about like a loon to this played live at Cleopat
Finally, I was able to set up my own blog. I’ve been reading WordPress blogs and Blogger about Tennis and Lateral Epicondylitis. The main purpose of my blog is to share my super-epic Lateral Epicondylitis story from the moment I got it, the pain I endured, treatments that I had and their effects, and the medication I had that cured my LE completely. I would love to share photos of me and my then-injured elbow, but I’m not sure if you guys would like to see them (lol). Well, I might… or I might not. We’ll see.
Let me just put it out there…I stink at query letters. Most of it is probably me and my admirable ability to over-think just about everything — but it’s also the nature of the challenge. For my non-writer friends, once you’ve *finished* your novel you write a one-page letter to a literary agent. (You are, of course, not finished, but it’s as good as you can get it before the agent and then publishing house editor take a go at it). Then, the agent decides whether they want to represent you. You can’t MAKE the agent. You can’t BUY the agent. You can’t (or you aren’t supposed to) DRIVE up to New York for an impromptu appointment. You can’t just SEND your entire manuscript and hope it will be read. You get to send one page. Then, a partial (say, the first 50 pages). Then, maybe the whole thing. Then, the agent will say yes, no, needs work, send me your next one or something uselessly generic about how it isn’t the
Last night I had the opportunity to talk to a book club whose members had read I, too, Have Suffered in the Garden. Every book club has its own dynamic, and I’m always curious to see how readers will respond to what I’ve written. This particular group was really stuck on Adam’s infidelity. ”We’re very conservative Christians,” one woman said, which might have made me jump to the conclusion that their issue would be Adam’s sexual orientation. But that wasn’t the case. They didn’t like the betrayal of the commitment Adam had made to Joel; some of them, in fact, seemed downright angry. Though they eventually understood Adam’s motivation, his affair made them like him a little less. Maybe even a lot less. I get it. Adam’s behavior, especially when viewed outside of the context of his relationship with Bobby–his former lover who died of AIDS when Adam was twenty-five–seems pretty appalling. Of course, we onl
Hi folks By way of a rare update on some of my music/worship/songwriting activities, I can safely say that this has been one of the busiest seasons of my life so far in terms of writing (and rewriting) a bunch of songs. Recently I had the great privilege of co-writing with Graham Kendrick; the result is a song called ‘Holy Overshadowing’ and you can WATCH THIS SPACE for news about a recording of it – I have booked the studio for the recording of my new EP which will (probably) be entitled Invitation. Also to make its way onto the new EP will be a song appropriately called ‘Invitation Song’, which I’m quite excited about – I’ve had some good feedback from fellow worship leaders, though I have yet to try it in the crucible of the corporate worship setting, which ultimately reveals whether it’s of any quality I think! This song in turn was birthed out of a discarded verse from another, which is presently entitled ‘Heavenly Father
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Created from his own imagination, Urville is a futuristic city landscape from the mind of Gilles Trehin, a young Frenchman with autistic savant abilities. Clearly he does find inspiration from outside sources but the act of drawing is not done using any pictures. I find his drawings and art hugely inspiring, they are so detailed and expansive it’s hard not to imagine being in it. He has even created a backstory and history behind it all, adding even more depth. via Urville – Autistic artist Gilles Trehin | lionaroundwriting. Related articles Urville: The Booming Metropolis Inside an Autistic Artist’s Mind (gizmodo.co.uk) 5 Exceptionally Talented Autistic Minds (ilearnnearn.wordpress.com) Thumbs Up. | lionaroundwriting (getmerewrite.me)