21st February, 2011: I <3 the 90s

Let’s be honest here – there will not be a lot of bloggery this week. I have beta-readers waiting for Ludmila, My Love to drop on Tuesday. I’m still working the manuscript over. This is not a week to be chatty.

So, I mentioned yesterday I have a playlist of music to edit by. It’s just a selection of eight songs which runs to about 30 minutes, and for this particular draft it’s a handy way of keeping track of time. With the playlist on repeat, I know when track one rolls around again I’ve been going for a half hour. Third time around is an hour, and so on. By the time I get to the end of this pass on Ludmila, My Love, I’m sure I’ll be sick of the songs in question, but I did choose them pretty carefully.

Anyway, yesterday was Tegan and Sara, and today it’s Letters to Cleo. Yes, Letters to Cleo. I have no shame. Mid-90s grunge-pop at its finest, if such a term could be applied, but you have to admit, this song is pretty catchy. And the video is pretty cute. And very, very 90s. Could be worse, of course. Could be Veruca Salt.

Apparently they’re still going too. Like I should be. Back to the edits.

151 pages down, 220 and 7 days to go.