A couple months ago I met a girl named Sarah Long. Sarah is a writer of the paranormal and science fiction and is exceptionally talented. She has embarked on a very similar adventure to mine. She is at the start of her journey to become a best-selling author, and from what I’ve seen so far, no one deserves it more than she.
I have the honor of being in the middle of reading an advance draft of her first novel, and within two days I find myself to be more than halfway through. Her characters leapt out at me and inspired me to realize them in music. Her lead character is a girl named Emma, growing up in Victorian England. Emma has a lot going on under the surface of her carefully controlled exterior so she makes for an excellent person to base music off of. First I created a piano draft of her theme to make sure I was on the right track with her sound.
Sarah let me know that I really got her personality down in that piece, so I wanted to move forward. After a full day and sleepless night of writing, I had my final version of Emma’s theme. Sarah’s reaction to the music was one of the best I have ever had, so I hope you enjoy it as well.
You can read some of Sarah’s short stories, as well as follow her progress towards publishing the novel here.
You can expect to hear more music based on her story soon, as I have an idea to bring back a long-dead idea that I sorely miss.
PS – Thank you all for sticking with this blog as I celebrate my 100th post! I won’t be stopping anytime soon, so onward towards 200!