December 18, 2014

Band Geek Thursday: Elizabeth Flynn

Happy Band Geek Thursday, Misfiteers! Today the lovely Elizabeth Flynn is joining us with something we could all use around the holidays - and, okay, year round - A FUN DANCE PARTY PLAYLIST. Thank you, Elizabeth! (And for taking this gorgeously festive picture, too!)
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First of all, thanks to the lovely YA Misfits for having me! I love Band Geek Thursdays, and am so excited to be here.

One of the best things about Band Geek Thursdays is that each and every one reflects a success story – a writer who put themselves out there, landed an agent and then a publishing deal (yay!).

I love reading those posts (and those books!), but I know that there are a lot of writers following this blog who aren’t quite there yet – writers whose careers are still laced with a lot of rejection. And unfortunately, there are a LOT of varieties of writerly rejection.

You get a rejection on your query. You get a rejection on your full. You don’t finish NaNo. You finish NaNo, then realize 49,500 of those words will need to be rewritten. You give a kid a flu shot and they kick you in the shin.

No – wait. That last one’s my day.

Anyway. There’s a lot of rejection in writing, and sometimes the only thing that can help is a glass of scotch, a cheesy playlist, and a ten-minute dance party.

So whether you’re struggling through the query trenches, the submission process or the post-NaNo slump – I hope this playlist will help you keep your chin up.

And yes, one of the songs WILL be Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off.

No judgment.

xo Elizabeth

1. I Don’t Feel Like Dancin' – The Scissor Sisters
2. Just What I Need – Rufus King
3. Everything Is Alright – Motion City Soundtrack
4. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
5. Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
6. The Rock Show – Blink 182
7. Club Can’t Handle Me – Flo Rida (feat. David Guetta)


Elizabeth Flynn is a YA writer, fourth year med student, Canadian and scotch enthusiast. She spends 90% of her time at the hospital and the other 90% reading, writing and waiting impatiently for new episodes of Top Gear to air. You can follow her on Twitter @FlynnElizabeth5 or at http://coffeecupsandpostitnotes.wordpress.com.

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