Thanks to those of you who submit comments to the blog! You’ve given me some food for thought for future blog posts, and that’s the way I like it. I am hoping that together we have a dialogue about what matters to us. There’s definitely some “overwhelm” going on in our little creative community, and I know how that feels. Together, let’s get through it! I even received some information in my in-box this morning that I think will help, so I’ll share that next week.
In the meantime, it’s Friday, so let’s have some fun! I met Brooklyn James at a writers’ conference last year in Austin. I approached her because I wanted to know the secret to her toned arms (um, lift weights, Nadine), and we ended up having a lively discussion about books and writing.
She’s not only an emerging novelist, but a talented musician as well. Her first novel, The Boots My Mother Gave Me, is a touching coming-of-age-in-a-dysfunctional-family drama. She felt inspired to create a soundtrack as well, and recently made a music video, which I share with you today. I love Can’t Get It Right because I think it captures the complexity of the female experience. The scenes in the video make sense if you read the book, but the song stands on its own. Enjoy!