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Nov 11, 2011


You know that saying by Toni Morrison,"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Well that has been the case with me. I've gotten these idea's like 'oh that's interesting,' 'that can't end well,' 'I like that!' or 'I wish I could do that'/'that's messed up.' However recently two of my story have been inspired by songs.

I know people who'll tell me that a certain song inspires their life and I'd be like 'okay' but I never really understood what they'd meant until it happened to me. I started a Lily Allen Pandora station which quickly turned into Regina Spektor station, I think I Favorited her too much or something.

Last year is when I got the idea to write a vampire romance, I've never written one before and thought it would be great. I was going to do an adaption of Dracula and it was then I realized how little I actually liked the story of Dracula. So I was going to have to write a story I didn't like, this sounded suspiciously like homework. But after hearing Regina's song 'On the Radio' I was re-inspired to write the vampire story; hence, the sudden return to blogging.

The first few lines to her song are,
"This is how it works It feels a little worse
Than when we drove our hearse
Right through that screaming crowd
While laughing up a storm

Until we were just bone

Those of you who have read the Plot already are probably understanding why Darius drives a hearse. However, the reason he drives his hearse through a tomb in a dystopian Scotland is explained in these lines:

"We tried to find some worms
To aid in the decay
But none of them were home
Inside their catacomb A million ancient bees
Began to sting our knees
While we were on our knees
Praying that disease

Would leave the ones we love

And never come again

Before I end up posting her entire song you should check her out on YouTube she is a wonderful singer with a beautiful voice and creative/quirky lyrics.



  1. I love reading stories about what inspires people to create, especially the little details. It's always so exciting and makes me happy. Can't wait to read your story!
    xo Mary Jo

  2. I love her music...what a great way to be inspired to write!

  3. Me??? I love the oldies of the '60s.
    Just checking back to see if you have posted again.I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation

  4. I can totally see how those lyrics can match up to a vampire romance! And a vampire romance in dystopian Scotland? Wicked :D

    Also, I love Regina Spektor. I started listening to her after her songs were used in the Narnia movies. Such a great voice.

  5. i love all of her music... she's incredibly talented!

  6. I've never heard of this artist. I'll have to check her out though! I loooove music. There are so many great artists right now!

  7. I adore Regina Spektor! Her songs are amazing :)

  8. Hooray for some Regina Spektor love! I have adored her music for ages! :)

  9. Cool inspiration. Good luck with your novel. Xxxx

  10. it's interesting to read your thoughts and what is inspiring you. i hope you do whatever your heart desires!

  11. Love the dark lyrics particularly since I am partial to Edgar Allan Poe and other strange and quirky inspirations! Good luck with your vampire novel. Oh, and your story about the drunk ballerinas was quite funny!

  12. What a beautiful inspiration!!!
    Love the second picture