So I’m doing what I do every morning, checking out various social media sites for news and trends, and I come across the new song “Don’t Look Back” from Bryan Adams, one of my all-time favorite recording artists (his was my very first concert when I was a teenager):
And I think to myself, Hey, this is perfect for BABY GRAND. “Don’t look back” is a recurring theme in my debut thriller. And the song’s opening line, “Look into the eyes of a child,” made me think of little Charlotte Grand, who is at the center of the story.
So I ask Bryan Adams — via Twitter, of course — if I may declare “Don’t Look Back” the unofficial theme song of Baby Grand and he says yes.
How cool is that?
So there you go. New theme song. Next on the list is to get Robert De Niro to agree to play Gino Cataldi. Hmmm…
Okay, it’s been half a month, and I thought it was time to check in on our #1kaday progress.
So far, I’m happy to say, I’m on schedule — I’ve written 1,000 words a day on average (had to skip some days, but doubled up the next) of my second novel, In the Red. And I’m still on track for an end-of-June completion of the first draft.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, not everyone is suited to this type of writing schedule, and that’s totally cool. Do what works for you. But more and more folks have been checking in regularly at the #1kaday hashtag, which is exciting to see. Just yesterday @adenpenn tweeted this:
My 3 most watched tweetdeck columns are #amwriting, #pubwrite & #1kaday. I’m excited & grateful for the twitter writing community. <3
How cool is that?
How are you holding up out there? Are you finding this regimen tough? motivating? fun? Fill us in on your progress in the comments below. Inquiring minds want to know. :)