Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Meagan Spooner takes the dare!


Today we're happy to welcome author Meagan Spooner who was brave enough to take our dare challenge.




Meagan Spooner currently lives and writes in Northern Virginia, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there's no telling how long she'll stay there. 
In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cat, and reads. She is the author of SKYLARK, coming out August 1 from Carolrhoda Lab/Lerner Books. She is also the co-author of THESE BROKEN STARS, forthcoming from Disney-Hyperion in Fall 2013. 



Here's how you can visit Meagan:

(Meagan! That was awesome! You can totally sing! And it sounds like you can totally write too, because your book sounds amazing. Check out the blurb at the end of post.)


Here's a link to the original song, which is awesome, and done absolutely no justice by my revamped rendition. Definitely go check it out.

And for those of you who like to follow along, here are the lyrics to the writerly version!

I am writing
All day and night
And I am listening to the click clack
Of the keyboard again
And I am getting
Nowhere with you
And I can’t get it right
And I can’t get through

And my agent is calling and
My editor is frantic and I can’t ask
For more time again
And I’m sure that I can make it
Sleeping is for losers anyway

And past tense
Now try past tense
Oh no I tried this before
I am writing
As quickly as I can and all these
Words that never end and so I say
Let’s start again

I am watching my word count rise and fall
Like that number will save me
From the rest of it all
‘Cause my heroine is Sue-ish
And my plot is a disaster
And I’m ignoring the fact
That nothing happens in this act
In past tense

And still it’s sort of magic when the words start to come
‘Cause there’s lessons to be learned and battles to be won
And I’m writing faster now than I have ever before
 And when I wake tomorrow I will
Erase it all

I am writing
All day and night
And I am listening to the click clack
Of the keyboard again
And I am getting nowhere with you
And I can’t get it right
And I can’t get through

And past tense
Now try past tense
Oh no I tried this before
I am writing
As quickly as I can and all these
Words that never end and so I say
Let’s start again




Her book, Skylark, comes out August 1, 2012

For fifteen years, Lark Ainsley waited for the day when her Resource would be harvested and she would finally be an adult. After the harvest she expected a small role in the regular, orderly operation of the City within the Wall. She expected to do her part to maintain the refuge for the last survivors of the Wars. She expected to be a tiny cog in the larger clockwork of the city.

For fifteen years, Lark Ainsley believed in a lie. Now she must escape the only world she’s ever known…or face a fate more unimaginable than death. 
Lark did not expect to become the City’s power supply.


Thanks again, Meagan for stepping up to the challenge. That was so awesome! Up this Friday to take on your truth or dare: Shannon Messenger! Leave her your ideas here.



17 comments:

  1. Meagan! That was awesome! You have a great voice! And I love it when someone tweaks words to a song to fit my life. ;) I'm not a very good song tweaker so I like to appreciate other people's talents there. Thanks for participating! You really are brave.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That was fantastic, Meagan! As a person who fools around with Rock Band and likes to pretend she can play a fake guitar and sing at the same time...I applaud you. It's hard and I'm not even doing it for real. What an awesome video and your voice is beautiful! Thanks so much for coming to play Truth or Dare with us! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a brave dare! Except that you are GREAT on the guitar and singing. And the lyrics are so cute and so relatable. This is my favorite line:

    Cause my heroine is Sue-ish
    And my plot is a disaster
    And I’m ignoring the fact
    That nothing happens in this act

    And SKYLARK comes out in a week?! Ahhh! You must be on cloud nine.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That. Was. Brave! I would never do that lol. Good for you! You are a great singer and guitar player. And yay for Skylark, in which I am anxiously awaiting!!! :D

    Alyssa Susanna

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow--that was awesome Megan! Props for showing us all how its done (and bravery!) *bows to the master* :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely.

    Especially this line: "Cause my heroine is shrewish." Except it turns out that wasn't the line. Such a shame. I wanted to read about your shrewish MC, Meagan :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow! Kudos for taking on such a brave dare! Your book sounds great.

    ReplyDelete
  8. You are BRAVE, Meagan!! And you sound GREAT!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Meagan!!! This is amazing and so brave of you. Way to rock it, girl. Can't wait for SKYLARK :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. OMG! THat was so AMAZING!!!! Meagan, you really are an amazing singer!!! I've been officially blown away... for real...

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have to tell you that I totally enjoyed your song, your voice, and the words. Amazing! Thank you for sharing your talents and I look forward to buying your book on August 1st.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love this so much! You are crazy talented, Megan. Thanks for taking the dare. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Meagan that was awesome! I love your version of the song! Wonderful! Yay!

    (I sense a spoofed-song theme in the works, we writers should totally put an album together!)

    ReplyDelete