Friday, December 27, 2013

"I'll Tell Your Story" - Finally Finished Editing!

I finally finished editing the first four chapters of the book in the early hours of December 15. My professor is reviewing the manuscript now. Since then, I've been taking a break and focusing on my job. Next week, I will start working on the section about other artists' spiritual journeys.

Preface, Prologue and Chapters 1-4! (Taken on Instagram)

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"'Oh, My Favorite Song'" - Prince's First Five Albums

I'm still editing, so I thought I'd do a different type of post. I am finished writing about the 1999 era of Prince's life, so I'll share my favorite song from each album up to that point:

  1. For You: "Soft and Wet." I hate to admit it, but I don't really listen to the other songs on Prince's first album.

  2. Prince: I'll have to go with the hit single, "I Wanna Be Your Lover." It's a classic. I also enjoy "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" and "I Feel For You."

  3. Dirty Mind: "When You Were Mine." I especially like the live version on the One Nite Alone...Live! album. 

  4. Controversy: It's a tie between the title track and "Annie Christian." I fell in love with "Annie Christian" when I heard it; it's so different and the guitar playing is awesome!

  5. 1999: It's definitely "D.M.S.R." I dance every time I play that song. "Clap yo' hands on the four, now..."

What is your favorite song from each album?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"Lookin' for My Sunshine" - The Dark, Grueling Editing Process

I'm being dramatic, but the editing process is painstaking. I was wrong; chapter four is not really behind me. I've spent the past couple weeks making some corrections to the prologue and first four chapters. Adding the Chicago-style citations is especially time-consuming.

I normally work at home, but I'll probably go to a café tomorrow evening for a change of scenery. Here's a pic from my last session at a local bookstore:

The image above is from my Instagram account. I just started it. Follow me!

Here are some more pictures (they're not Prince-related; I just wanted to try out the Instagram widget):


Are you on Instagram? I'll follow you!