This might be my last post for a time as I have some sure to be fun shifts at The Store coming up (that new spring line apparently won't put itself out) next week so if I am to leave you (however briefly), I'm glad to do so with something as fun as this particular blogfest hosted by Kyra Lennon at Write Here, Write Now and Rachel Schieffelbien at Writing On The Wall.
The purpose behind this blogfest is to indulge every writer's fantasy: what our beloved stories would look like on the big screen. Participants have been asked to cast the movie as well as build a soundtrack. The second part of this is easy as I have built several soundtracks for my WIP, Effigy. The first part, however, was surprisingly difficult. In the interest of time, I have only cast the two main characters. For a more complete list, you can click HERE.
The role of Haleine Coileáin, the story's central character, I'd probably award to Jennifer Lawrence (yes, she of "The Hunger Games" fame). Or Rose Leslie (you may have seen her on Downton Abbey and rumor has it, you'll soon see her on Game of Thrones). But honestly, I don't know. I've always had a hard time deciding this one. Here are their pictures:
The role of Haleine's love interest, Dana (no last name), is currently going to Joseph Morgan of The Vampire Diaries fame because I have a wild crush on him and his voice is really, really sexy. Don't judge me.
So now that I have thoroughly embarrassed myself, let's move on to the soundtrack, shall we? As I said earlier, I've created several soundtracks for this book. When I stumble across new songs I like better, or the story evolves as I take a freaking lifetime to write the damn thing, some songs go, some songs stay. Again, in the interest of time, I'm only going to post two songs. If you're interested in seeing the complete (and current) soundtrack, click HERE. Just be forewarned that there are spoilers on that page. Some people don't care about things like that but others do. So, please, consider yourselves warned.
This first song made the very first soundtrack and has pretty much been the only song to survive all these long years. It's Sarah McLachlan's Do What You Have To Do:
The second song I'm going to post has really come to define Haleine. It's been on the soundtrack almost as long as the first song. It's Natalie Merchant's My Skin:
Well, that's going to do it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and thank you to Kyra and Rachel for hosting this blogfest. I'm looking forward to hopping around to see what everyone else has going on.
Have a great weekend, everyone. I'll see you soon.