The first time I heard this song by Fort Minor was when my oldest son showed me a video of people doing all these crazy athletic feats. Not the kinds of things that people can make a living with, but rather things that they did for love. Skateboarding tricks. Freestyle. The most unlikely basketball shots ever. The afternoon that he stumbled upon it, we watched that video over and over and over, because it was mind blowing. Then we showed it to my other two sons. And my hubby. And anyone else we could rope into watching it.
I loved the lyrics that weighed out skill, luck, pain, pleasure, and will power. Aren’t those the ingredients in any success, even if the percentages are slightly different for everyone?
Today, I’ve picked it for the Music Monday post, because I’d like you to remember the name M.E. Wynne.
Exactly. No one knows who that is, but it’s the pen name I used on my new novel GLORY. I decided to go with a pen name, because I was worried that my regular readers might not like the story. It’s not as sweet or funny or light hearted as other things I’ve written, but it’s still me at it’s core.
It’s getting off to a much slower start than my other books, and who knows, in a month I may change the name again.
Or, maybe I just need to be patient enough to wait for some percentage of luck to show up. At least one reader on goodreads liked it enough to bring it into her classroom shelf. That review made my day.
I hope you’ll enjoy the music video I’ve embedded in this post. Unfortunately, the original one I watched with my son was taken down a long time ago, but this one is as close to that one as I could come. As my boys would say, “It’s pretty sick!”