Wednesday, February 21, 2007

From A to Z

I've decided to sort all 3,768 clips in RealPlayer alphabetically and play them straight through. Originally I was going to do it in concert with Bad Company revisions, but my due date has been pushed back to June, so I'm back to working on Crow books (as you can see from the sidebar).

I liked the A to Z idea so much, I didn't want to wait. I even bought new ear buds. And while my creative rhythms may be in thrall to my publishers' schedules, they can't dictate my listening habits*.

I'll start today with "#34" by the Dave Matthews Band (from Under the Table and Dreaming) and ending someday with "Zurna Tabl Naqqare" by Iraqi Tradtional Group (from the soundtrack to Three Kings).

Maybe I'll set Easter as the goal date, making this a sort of Lenten project. Sure beats giving up chocolate.

The miracle will be if I can get through all 3,768 clips with the same set of ear buds. Will I lose them? Will they be chewed by a dog or cat? Permanently borrowed by my husband? Stay tuned.

*They sort of can't. I'll have another post soon on how radically different my lifestyle becomes depending on which series I'm working on.

Labels: ,


I've noticed something already. Of the 13 songs in my library that begin with "(" (parenthesis symbol), 8 of them are from the 50s.

Also, I learned that the name "Elvis" is of Scandinavian origin. It means "All Wise."

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 2/22/2007 5:28 PM

Post a Comment


This Side of Salvation

This Side of Salvation, Jeri's new contemporary YA novel!

Now available in hardcover and ebook.

“A smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale...bringing to light issues of belief versus free will, spirit versus body, and family versus self.” —Booklist, **Starred Review**


Order from Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, or



"Shattered," a Shade novella!

Available here on this website as a free download in all major ebook formats, as well as a printable PDF (now with photos!).

More about "Shattered"

About the author

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jeri Smith-Ready is a Maryland author of books for teens and adults.

Learn more about Jeri...

Photo © Geoffrey C. Baker

Sign up for Jeri's newsletter

  • First draft of secret new project

Current Reads