Tuesday, March 30, 2010

a little Tuesday inspiration...

Look at me, look at me!  Two posts already this week...wow...I'm on a roll.  Hopefully this rebound doesn't mean my writing is suffering...not that I'm superstitious or anything...LOL.

Before I forget - just found a contest and wanted to give a shout out.   Check it out here...you could win a 20 page critique...which I am in desperate need of and drooling over....
Editorial Ass - Half a Million and Counting

And, yes, in a way, this post is a bit of a cop-out.  There.  I said it.  You were thinking it, right?  You would think with all the writing I've been claiming to be doing lately that I would have shared something on Teaser Tuesday, yes?  Well, I have indeed been doing a lot of writing lately and even more re-writing and obsessing as I often do and I do actually plan on posting something next week!  It's called a teaser for a reason people, right?  So here and now, I vow to share something next week.  Hold me to that.

So instead today I thought a bit of writing inspriration would be nice.  I ran across a couple of my favorite videos this weekend while exercising that I really wanted to share.  Hopefully I can locate them on youtube (searching now)....

And I'm weird like that...I enjoy watching and listening to music while I workout.  Something about watching videos just moves me sometimes and I find that I run to some pretty slow songs but it's usually the emotion behind them that moves me.  As I watched a few of my favorite videos I realized that those simple videos I love are exactly what I hope to do with my writing.  To move people, to make people feel something from the words.  That's the ultimate goal. 

These artists, in my opinion, do that with their voices and I envy them.

First up is Adam Lambert from an American Idol performance last year:

Okay, I have the original version on my IPOD and this isn't the best but hopefully you get the idea.  I can't take my eyes off of him when he sings this song...he's just there with the microphone, singing beautifully, and I can't help but be moved...every.single.time.

Here's another video that always captures my attention:

It starts slow, but the lead singer makes me feel his emotions with this video.  I have watched it again and again and again.

And lastly, this one is for Eva and myself...not sure I need to explain this one, do I?

Happy writing everyone!




  1. Have I told you lately just how awesome you are? You just made my day with that video. Sigh. You rock! Now I'm inspired :)

  2. Oh, man. A teaser about your teaser. That's just cruel...but a great promotional idea. I'll definitely have to come back next week to read it!

    And I LOVE Adam Lambert. In my car, I keep changing my radio station, looking for his "What Do You Want From Me" song. Drives my husband crazy.

  3. I'm glad you posted today, even if it was just a teaser for your teaser next week. I've missed reading your blog.

  4. Love Adam Lambert! Thanks for the funtastic videos!!!

  5. Two days in a row? WOW Kristi! I'm so proud of you!!!

    I'll have to watch the videos when I get home today! Happy Tuesday!!

  6. Thanks for sharing the videos. And your dogs are so cute!

  7. I love Angels on the Moon!!! Thanks for the inspirations...:)

  8. I'm with Jamie...I love Angels on the Moon!! Thank you for introducing that to me. It will be on my iPod tomorrow!!

    Now go write! :)

  9. Twice in one week? You rebel.LOL

    I LOVED it when Adam did "Mad world"! Still gives me chills.

  10. Eva - I had a feeling you'd like that one!!!

    Linda - I know, it's wrong, right? But so, so fun. I love Adam Lambert's voice.

    Kayeleen - Thank you...I've missed being around. I'm desperatly trying to catch up!

    Jen - you are so welcome!

    Kim - I know you're impressed, right? I've been sooooo blogger slack lately.

    Diane - me too but the watching part takes talent. Okay, that's a lie...no talent involved. But I do almost fall off the treadmill from time to time. :-)

    Susan - Thank you! Unfortunatly the dogs know how cute they are...they run the house!

    Jamie - glad I'm not alone! Such a great song. And the emotion from the lead singer.... *sigh*

    DL - always glad to infect others with my obsessions...LOL.

    Jennifer - I'm totally a rebel. All the way. With my dorky glasses. LOL. Have you been keeping up with Idol? Kind of a dull season but last night was pretty darn good for the boys!

  11. There is something about a truly creative person that we can't tear our eyes from. Thanks for the reminders. Hope you have a productive writing week.