When you write, do you need peace and quiet or do you like to listen to music? I'm on both sides of the fence. Sometimes, I need quiet, sometimes I don't have that option and I write amongst cartoons blaring and children running around like banshees.
Other times, I get in these weird creative moods where I need music. And then something strange happens and the lyrics start talking to me. And I listen to the same damn song over and over and over again. It's embarrassing cos your iPod tells you how many times you listen to a song - yes, it keeps count. And when you realize you've listened to a specific song over 50 times, you kinda feel like a fool. But the song is talking to me. I can't help it.
Here's an excerpt from Jane's Addiction's song "Jane Says." My heroine just happens to be named Janie - and this part right here is her. The song inspired me before I actually came up with the character:
Jane says I've never been in love
I don't know what it is
She only knows if someone wants her
I want them if they want me
I only know they want me
She gets mad And she starts to cry
She takes a swing man
She cant hit!
She don't mean no harm
She just dont know
What else to do about it
Poor Janie. She's a mess.
On a side note, if Julie S is not going to write the rock star flashing in the window story, I'm thinking I'm gonna do it. And I'm going to model my hero after Dave Navarro from -- Jane's Addiction! You know, the freaky dude who's married to Carmen Electra? Well, I watched that show on MTV that followed their wedding, and he was so sweet and so into her. Soft spoken, intelligent. And he looks like some freaky crazy rocker dude, but take away the black nail polish, the excessive tatoos and the black eyeliner and he's pretty good looking. Well, maybe keep the black eyeliner cos he looks good with sultry eyes.
Uh, I can't believe I just said that.