Punching through radio programs, picking up songs, random associations, which end up telling a story.
Mustang Sally (ZZ Top)
She’s Got A Way (Billy Joel)
I’m Gonna Miss Her (Brad Paisley)
Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood)
I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Rait)
Johnny Be Good (Chuck Berry)
I Stay Away (Alice in Chains)
Alone (Alice in Chains)
All She Wants To Do Is Dance (Don Henley)
How Do You Tell Someone (Cowboy Mouth)
What Might Have Been (Diamond Rio)
So Hard (Dixie Chicks)
One Hand In My Pocket (Alanis Morrisette)
Don’t Make Me (Blake Shelton)
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy (Big & Rich)
Now, I thought about making this all "Trust Your Reader" or "How Random Associations Spark Ideas" or even "Brevity Works" and then I realized you all knew me well enough not to be fooled by any of that. This is totally "My Brains Have Melted, SEND HELP" — so let’s just pretend I said something smart up there and now you get to be smart, too. Your turn.
Congrats go out to Brett Battles for his super cool starred review in Library Journal for THE DECEIVED this week and J.D. (Dusty) Rhoades for the fantastic Publisher’s Weekly rave review of BREAKING COVER. Way to go, guys!