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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 1

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Challenge: Your favorite song

Whenever I say ‘Save the Last Dance For Me’ by The Drifters is my UTMOST favorite song of all time, my friends used to look at me funny and go, ‘But isn’t Michael Jackson your favorite musician?’

‘Save the Last Dance For Me’ is a song that speaks of obsessive love, fear, sadness, or jealousy, depending on how one may look at it, but the smooth caress of Ben E. King’s vocals on this track offers nothing but affectionate romance. There was a story back then about the origin of the song. Writer Doc Pomus was stricken with polio as a child. He said he got the idea for the song at his 1957 wedding. Imagine just seeing your newly wedded bride dancing with everyone and you can’t dance with her because of your polio. You feel a sense of sadness. That maybe, just maybe, you’re not good enough for her, that you although you have her you don’t really have her. Yet, you’re hoping that at the end of the night that she’ll remember you. Remember who she’s coming home to.

You can also look at it from this perspective: He is telling her that she is free to dance and flirt, but he’ll be there for the dance that really counts: the last dance. And this is how I choose to look at it.

Pomus and his bride divorced five years later.

The song went on to be covered by other various artists including Michael Bublé and Dolly Parton, but those versions are not as electrifying as the original.

Pic: Google Images

You can dance
Every dance with the guy
Who gave you the eye
Let him hold you tight

You can smile
Every smile for the man
Who held your hand
‘Neath the pale moonlight

But don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’
Save the last dance for me, mmm

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Alphabet Series Writing Tips – L is for Length

Most definitely agree! I like telling myself, break some rules, follow the muse.

Author Amanda McCormick

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I actually debated for a bit as to what I wanted L to be for. Love interest, lethargy… but I finally decided on a topic that I think a lot of writers stress over. Length – how long or short should we make our stories, and what really qualifies our pieces of work as a novel. 

There’s a neat little cookie cutter format, if you’re looking at the internet:

Classification Word count

Novel over 40,000 words

Novella 17,500 to 40,000 words

Novelette 7,500 to 17,500 words

Short story under 7,500 words

Now, the thing is… I don’t disagree with this little classification chart, I really don’t. But… the internet doesn’t take into account the fact that we write, we edit, we change and add or take away from our story. Other writers will, even editors will… but you can’t write a story and instantly say, “Well, damn, this isn’t a…

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Espresso Shots ☕, Musings

Beyond mad right now!

I was hoping to introduce Les Bleus! The Path to Euro 2016 this week, given that I’ve written 7 chapters and the story was ready to go just in time for the tournament. I suffered a major setback last night when the chapter I was working on didn’t save and to make matters worse, Office decides to suddenly update thus losing the new shiny chapter which was one of the most important to write. The best thing is the fact that I have a great memory when it comes to my writing (Yes, my mind is like a vault), but I am finding it hard to type the entire chapter all over again. I want to smash my laptop to nice itty bitty pieces.

Unfortunately, I need her.

What a way to kick off June!

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June plans!

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Look! It’s June already! Seems like just yesterday was the beginning of May, a testimony of how fast time is flying. Are we doing what we love right now or are we putting plans and goals in motion?

My plans for June…

^ James Patterson reading marathon! I have this love-hate relationship with JP, but he’s like a drug. Like Depeche Mode once said ‘I just can’t get enough’ and I’m going to use the month of June to read 5 or so selected books. Looking forward to this with glee!

^ Edit, edit, edit!

^ There’s a song challenge I found via Pinterest while looking for challenges to complete. I am thinking of doing this:

Challenge accepted. @Debra Nguyen don't you think Papa will love this? lol:

Who knows what gems I may or may not stumble upon. I like discovering myself and the challenges is a great serving of help.

^ Support Les Bleus as we prepare for Euro 2016. I’ll be covering the tournament on my football blog and I am super excited for kick-off! ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!

Snapshot: Adil Rami on the plane to Nantes | My Heart Beats Football:

Yass! Rami’s right eyebrow just WINS at life! #Goals

^ Keep writing! Practice makes perfect!

Here’s to June and remember to…

June plans! – La Petit Muse: