Monday, December 17, 2012

Hazardous Tales Book #3 is in the Can!

Earlier today I turned in the final artwork for Hazardous Tales #3! The final 72 hours were pretty spectacular and will certainly go down in my personal record book. I had an honest-to-goodness 8 page day yesterday. EIGHT PAGES! I had enough caffeine in my system to power a small aircraft.

Last summer, during the London Olympics, Amazon put the Chariots of Fire soundtrack up as a 99 cent download. I bought it for a laugh--you know, you put it on then run through the room in slow-motion--it's a classic joke. Anyway, I ended up listening to it a bunch. It was playing when I finished the bible project this fall. It was great! Today, as I was wrapping the final page of Hazardous Tales #3, I played it again. I know, it sounds pretty goofy, but that music really locks in on the feeling of finishing a monumental task. It has been moved from my "Novelty" playlist to my "Special Occasions" playlist. Fantastic stuff.

I've heard rumors that it is now Christmas time. I'm going upstairs--possibly even outdoors to investigate. I hope there's cookies and egg nog up there.


Q said...

I play the 1812 Overture whenever I finish writing a long paper.

Sarah C. said...

I can't hear that song now without thinking of Mr. Bean. Way to go on the book! We can't wait to see it!!

Anonymous said...

So what does the title of your previous post, 'set the controls for the heart of the sun', mean?

Margie said...

Congratulations on finishing HT3. I look forward to reading it. We had some neighbor kids over the other day and one of them, a reluctant reader, picked up One Dead Spy and read it and laughed the whole rest of the time he was here. I let him take it home with him and I expect he has finished it by now.

I am old enough to remember when Chariots of Fire came out. It wasn't cliched back then. I have always found the music to be inspiring. It is great music to work to because the music is uplifting but there are few words to distract you. Now, go get reacquainted with your family and have a great Christmas.

Nathan said...

Thanks, everyone!

Anonymous, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun is a Pink Floyd song (form A Saucer Full of Secrets, 1968.)

I'm using to say, "Lock it down, we're going to finish this thing!"