Wordy Wednesday (“History of Me”)

This week feels SO relaxing after having WriteOnCon last week. The good thing about the entire writing conference being online, though, is that all the blog posts, videos, and Q&As are still available for free. You can check them out on the WriteOnCon website here, or read Super Critique Partner Kira’s recap of the whole thing on her blog, here.

This was my third year attending WriteOnCon, and it just gets better every time. I highly recommend it.

Also, a super generous and talented attendee, L.L. Tisdel, drew a picture of Olivia (the protag of CADENCE) for me. HOW AWESOME IS THIS?

Olivia by Laurie TisdelYou should go check out her work:

Website

Blog

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This week’s Wordy Wednesday is a song called “History of Me.”

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VERSE1 [C, G, Em, G] [capo 2]

I don’t know what to say, what to do

All I know is I’m staring in the mirror at you

And I’m falling apart

Some of these tears are from happiness rising

Others are from my hopes dying

And my eyeliner’s smearing now

That one song’s playing from the radio

Telling me it’s time to go, go, go

But go where? To be who?

TRANSITION1 [G, Em, C, D]

And I want to be the girl who’s got it all figured out

But instead I can’t even tell if things are going right

CHORUS [G, Em, C, D]

’Cause everything’s falling in place but I’m falling to pieces

Tell me your name and if I can keep this

Just need to know if I should carry on

Life is crazy but I will make it

At least that’s what I say when I’m breaking

Wish I saw the future but maybe not

[C, Em, Am, D… G]

Don’t tell me where I’m going

’Cause I’m better off not knowing

And I’d rather let my dreams rock me to sleep

Dreaming this will someday be

A memory in the history of me

VERSE2 [C, G, Em, G]

I am walking down a street

the sickness is catching up with me

And that sickness is called apathy

For everything in my life

It’s so easy to lose sight of the sun

When you’re so sure someday you’ll have won

The war against the moon

TRANSITION2 [G, Em, C, D]

And I want to be the girl who knows what the future holds

But I don’t know a thing and this night is getting cold

[Repeat CHORUS]

[BRIDGE: C, Em, Am, D]

[Repeat CHORUS]

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 53You should know that I just spent the better part of an hour trying to get this picture. It was this week last year that I started doing the “Thanks for reading!” webcam shots and I decided to try to copy the original… Forty five minutes later, I ended up with this. Not quite the same, but you’re welcome anyway. 😉

~Julia

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8 thoughts on “Wordy Wednesday (“History of Me”)

  1. that is so beautiful and i have totally felt that way before. i think you know that i write music as well but it’s really rare for me, i only write when i am inspired and that is extremely rarely a whole song. i know you have walked us through the novel writing process but i would be interested to hear about your musical one too. ps it feels like you have been doing the thanks for reading pictures forever and i have been around for more than a year. it’s just become like your thing and strange to think there was a time with out it.

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    • Since music’s so much just a hobby for me, I really only work on songs when I’m inspired, too (or else when I’m procrastinating from doing something more important like homework… there was a lot of I’m-busy-writing-a-song-instead-of-doing-my-Spanish-homework going on this past year). Maybe if writing process wins this week’s poll, I’ll talk about songwriting next week. 🙂

      It really does feel like it’s been forever, right?

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