Monday, January 6, 2014
You are the Only Exception
On Twitter, Elisabeth Foley asked if Fly Away Home will be available as an e-book. The answer is yes--I plan to release it as an e-book and a print book. I am going to shoot for releasing them simultaneously but depending on technicalities, the e-book might not come out February 14th. We shall see. I have a friend formatting the e-book for me, as I have no idea what an e-book ought to look like. We all know my feelings about that, don't we. ;)
I was listening to Pandora while reading through one of the more tense, heart-wrenching scenes in Fly Away Home, and "The Only Exception" by Paramore came on. I had never heard this song before but as I listened to it, it was a little startling how perfect this song is for the middle point in Fly Away Home. Read:
But you are the only exception
You are the only exception
You are the only exception...
Astonishing, really. People are always asking "What song best describes your character/book?" and I've never had an answer until now. "You Are the Only Exception" is the perfect song to describe Callie's angst, her brokenness, her jaded spirit toward tenderness...Agh. I love it when things are handed to you on a silver-platter and you don't have to go searching for them. Other songs that I've stumbled upon recently that fit (in ways) Fly Away Home are:
Imagine Dragons "Demons"
Colbie Caillat "Falling For You"
Matt Belsante "Beyond the Sea"
For me there isn't a song that perfectly describes the whole book. "Demons" is where Callie starts, "You Are the Only Exception" is the middle point, "Falling For You" is nearing the end... "Beyond the Sea" is Mr. Barnett's song...
I am glad I figured this out. Having music that reminds me of this book is so much fun.