For the past two years, my ringtone has been Counting Crows' song "A Long December."
I still have the phone, still have the ringtone, but the time is rapidly approaching in which I'll be upgrading. I'm not one of those who's obsessed with cellphone gadgetry--I drop mine far too often to think about having something that cost more than...um, $0.00. Yes. I'm one of those. The free-upgrade-phone person. I've had this Motorola Razr forever, it seems like.
I hate it. The buttons are dying, so my texts often look like a crazy lady wrote them.
But that song...I just don't know if I'll recognize that my phone is ringing without hearing that opening strain:
A long December
And there's reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last...
When I first started Saving Me, back during NaNoWriMo '08, this song sort of became the theme for the book.
Still is, I guess. Since I was (and still am) completely obsessed with my book and its characters (really, how vain, right?), I downloaded the song as my ringtone, so it would remind me of Lily & Co. every time someone called.
And you know, it works.
So what will I do when I get my new phone in October? Hell, I guess I'll have to be done with SM by then so I can attribute a new ringtone to a new novel, right? That's motivation to finish revisions, isn't it?
I think so.
Ever had a song ingrain itself so completely to your novel that you can't associate it beyond that context?