Archive for January, 2014

Tumblin’

Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014

This is pretty neat, I did a Tumblr search for myself and saw all these bits and pieces people pulled from my books and posted quotes from! It’s really neat. Half of it I don’t even remember writing, which is pretty amusing, I can be really cynical and I love it.

The one I saw the most was this line from Winter Town:

“The best music for her was always the stuff you could relate to, the stuff that spoke directly to you and twisted and knotted itself so far into your life you couldn’t tell where art ended and reality began.”

I do recall being really excited when I thought of the line. The Beach Boys album Pet Sounds was going to play a much bigger role at the end with Evan pouring over the lyrics and finding a better understanding of Lucy through it but there were rights issues.

The other one that got posted a lot was the affirmation at the end of Happyface:

“I swear, with Chloe Bear once again as my witness…
That my problems and failures will not stop me, nor will they dictate who I am.
That I will continue to be my own person.
That life is too short, and I will live every day as the best person I can be.
That I will grow and that I will change.
That I will smile and hold my head high.
That this is a new start and a new day.
That I will allow myself to cry or sit by myself when I need to.
That I will find things to really smile about.”

It’s a pretty good mission statement and it’s cool to see a lot of people took meaning from it.

People also seemed to like this quote from Gram in Winter Town:

“Really? And how do you know?”
“I’m on the internet. I stay informed. They let old people on the internet, you know.”

No recollection of writing this, but of course it’s true:

“We’re bonded by eighties music. It’s like superglue.”

And this one is good and cynical:

“Any meaningful writing is just depressing anyway. The further we get to know our own human nature, the uglier it is.”

Hopefully my next book will be as tumblr-worthy. My editor said it’s one “people will mark up their books, tagging all their favorite lines.”