Words: 935 on the novel WIP. Downloaded a slew of guqin music. A guqin is a sort of Chinese zither, a very old and traditional instrument, and it plays an important role in my novel. Doing a lot of research on it, and I realized I didn't have a good enough idea of what it sounded like considering how key it is. So spent an hour or so, playing mp3 clips I found online. An interesting background to write to, but very fitting for this particular work. Also did a lot of research on the playing technique and things like theme and musical philosophy.
Been working on a sound byte "pitch" but everything I come up seems to have a ring of pretension to it. What reads as dramatic and interesting on paper sounds over-the-top and silly out loud. Grmph.
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