This is the Work-In-Progress: Movie Bloghop hosted by Kyra Lennon at Write Here, Write Now and Rachel Schieffelbein at Writing on the Wall.
I’m probably posting this too late, but I didn’t find out about it until today. Basically you daydream that your brilliant work-in-progress is becoming a movie. Who would play your characters and what songs would be on the soundtrack?
Let’s start with the synopsis of my poorly-titled WIP, Gone So Long:
is was a rock star. Until her band split up, their accountant stole the pants off their asses and she ended up living in her vintage Pontiac GTO. Desperate, she returned to the hometown she fled fourteen years ago, hoping to sell her father’s property for quick cash. But real estate becomes the least of her worries when she runs into her used-to-be best friend, Conor. He’s gorgeous and he has a chip on his shoulder. Maybe because it’s impolite to screw your BFF and then disappear for fourteen years.Men can be so touchy about stuff like that.
It’s a tale of a has-been who could-be, if she can pull her head out of her ass long enough to figure it all out.
Adelia, played by the fantastic singer/songwriter, Christina Perri.
No one could capture Conor’s angst, sarcasm and sexiness better than Jensen Ackles. Le Swoon.
The supporting cast:
Shannon, Conor’s funny and adorable friend played by Kimberly Whalen
Jo, Shannon’s emo teenager and all around Adelia fan-girl played (improbably) by Avril Lavigne
Matt, the prettiest bad boy guitarist to ever set foot in Cherry Lake, played by M. Shadows of A7X.
Wow it was really hard to wittle the songs down. The list of songs I listen to when I work on the story is huge. Let’s try equal parts schmaltzy love, angst and rock…
Halestorm – You Call Me a Bitch Like It’s a Bad Thing
Kelly Clarkson – Sober (the live version, which inspired the end of my novel)
System of a Down – Lonely Day
Paramore – The Only Exception
Seether ft Amy Lee -Broken
Apocalyptica – I Don’t Care
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You Into the Dark
One Republic – Come Home
Halestorm -I’m Not An Angel
O.A.R. – Love is Worth the Fall
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. It’s synergy, people!