Friday, July 24, 2009

Internal Monologue

I found some useful information online for properly punctuating internal thoughts. Of the three options:

1. "How could she do that?" I thought.
2. I wondered how she could do that to me.
3. How could she do that?

I decided to go with italicizing the text so as not to disrupt the flow of my story. I made the corrections on the first 20 pages last night before we headed off to band practice, which by the way, went very well.

I think we have about 30 people coming to the show tomorrow, so we'll have a pretty good turnout. Now I just have to pray that I don't choke and forget my lyrics...although I can usually cover it up. Most of the cover songs we play are pretty obscure, so if I mess up a few words, no one knows. The originals obviously don't matter either, but one time I sang the same verse twice for Angel from Montgomery. Oops.

They key to performing, is to just keep it going. Spout gibberish if you have to, but whatever you do, DON'T STOP THE SONG! You'll wreck someone's jam and that is something they will notice. I'm trying to take that approach with my writing - to just keep it going, stumble over the pitfalls and hope that eventually someone will listen.

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