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Editing trivia

September 18th, 2007 (06:27 pm)

A lot of writers who listen to music as they write have soundtracks for their WIPs. I have soundtracks for the manuscripts I edit.

For Adrienne by D. Renee Bagby, it was October Project.

For His Convenient Affair by Tricia Jones, it was a lot of Badly Drawn Boy.

For Inventing the Abbotts by Jerri Drennen, it was Goldfrapp.

For Possession by Mardi Ballou, it was the soundtracks for Pride and Prejudice (2005 version), Meet Joe Black, and The Last of the Mohicans.

For Ask Adam by Jess Dee, which is wonderful and fabulous and out today, I listened to Fiona Apple, Feist and Kelly Clarkson. (And I'm too lazy to link to them.)

Yesterday, I listened to a lot of A Perfect Circle (Orestes in particular) while editing a book I can't mention yet. :)

Other weirdness--I can listen to only classical music while finalizing (doing the last check for mistakes, putting into the proper format and adding excerpts) a manuscript. Anything else is too distracting.

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Posted by: D. Renee Bagby (nesert)
Posted at: September 19th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)

*snort* Music. I play movies. I'm not watching them, I'm listening to them. I've seen them so many times that I don't need to watch them anymore.

I usually try to match up the movie with the sub-genre I'm writing. I think I ran thru the entire Daria series while doing edits on ADRIENNE (which doesn't match at all, it was just the least distracting). :) That and X-Men the Animated Series, Batman the Animated Series, and Armitage Poly-Matrix (both movies). The idea is to get me out of my chair at random intervals so I can switch out the dvds, otherwise I won't move.

I watched 300, V for Vendetta and Beauty and the Beast a few times while writing SERENITY. That reminds me, I need to think up a play list for my next WIP. Top of the list is Beowulf (though I can only watch that once).

Posted by: Carrie (smokeandtears)
Posted at: September 19th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)

You know, I do that too. Usually it's with sports, though--tennis or football--because if I put a movie on, I can't help but watch it.

300, V for Vendetta and Beauty and the Beast? That fits, actually.

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