Apr 2, 2011

B is for the Black Eyed Peas

Not all twenty-six of my posts will be about music - I promise*. But this one is actually about writing. It's writing advice from Will.i.am. 

I pledge my allegiance,
To rhythm and sound.
Music is my medicine,
Let the rhythm pound.**

I love how dedicating to music and craft Will.i.am is. You can see it in the quality of music he  produces and the longevity of his career. I need to put those words in my head and get writing. I have been dragging my knuckles for months, waiting for some divine intervention to show me the way. I know it's totally up to me to make my career. I will write a book with Kelly, even if we are both super busy. The story idea is behind Sasquatch Eleanor is too amazing and original to abandon and working with Kelly is a dream. At this point it's all about getting my head in the game. I will finish STEPBROTHERS - the book I have restarted and shelved more times than Michelle Duggar has been pregnant. I will complete the sekrit manual Heather and I have been contriving. It will be a writing guide that blows socks off. 

I pledge my allegiance to myself.

* I cannot honestly promise this because  - as all my veteran followers know - I am made of music.
** Lyrics are from the Black Eyed Peas song "Play it Loud". I recommend a listen.


  1. Underneath it all music is just words that make you want to get up and shake your booty. I envy for at least having goals. I haven't quite got that far yet. Still flopping about trying to figure out where the next watering hole is.


  2. Yes we will! I agree this book idea is too amazing to not write. Okay, so yes, we should be farther now than we are by now, but we will do this!

  3. You got this, brother. And yes, you WILL finish. Just remember, there is nothing wrong with taking your time. Whether we like it or not, writing doesn't happen on our own watch. I understand the dragging; I've been in the same boat recently. I progress minimally. We'll get there. Good luck!

  4. Holy Awesome I love your new blog header!!! *LOVE*

    And YES! We should all pledge allegiance to ourselves! Love it!

  5. The blog looks so good! Not that it didn't before...anyway, good luck with the challenge. I'm already thinking about how hard X is going to be. :)

  6. those are some powerful words, stick to it!

    hello from the A to Z

  7. Made of music.... can imagine what that feels like!

  8. Just stopped by from the A-Z Challenge!!

  9. I pledge to help motivate you and Kelly!

  10. I JUST finished watching the Black Eyed Peas on the Kids Choice Awards (what? it's RESEARCH, hehe) (and I have a 10-year-old).

    We (me and christy) have a good idea for a co-written book, too, but we're deep in our own WIPs and have mss out on query right now - so much to think about. Thanks for the motivation!

  11. Music is the best allegiance to one self and others. I try to include a rhythm in all that I do.
    Wanna buy a duck