Friday, November 30, 2012

The Killers

I can think of nothing else except that tonight I get to see The Killers live in concert. This is a huge deal for me. They are my favorite band and it's been on my bucket list for a long, long time to see them in concert. And it's really happening. Tonight. I can't wait!

This got me thinking. My MC in my current WIP gets to do something in the book that, though she never considered it a possibility, would definitely be a bucket list item for her. Heck, it'd be an awesome addition to my own list if I could. Since I tend to put my characters through a whole lot of crap, sometimes it feels good to let them have something happy, too. 

What's on your bucket list? Your characters' list? Do you like to endlessly torture your characters, or do you throw them a bone every once in a while?

Also, if you're finishing up Nano today, good luck! You can do it--I believe in you!!!


jaybird said...

OK- you know I'm all kinds of happy for you! The Killers are my fav band too. Wish I could be there with you rocking out tonight!!

I tried to get tickets here, but they sold out right away. I keep calling my fav radio station b/c they are having a contest to win tickets and back stage passes, but so far, na da.

So, I'll have to live vicariously through you tonight!! I hope you have an amazing time, enjoy yourself :)

Oh, and when they play "Jenny was a friend of mine" (my all time fav Killers song) I hope you think of me-

Tyrean Martinson said...

My character gets to do a bucket list item, but unfortunately she's in the midst of stressful situation when she does it . . .so it isn't as much fun.

Have fun tonight!

David P. King said...

Maybe you'll see my CP Robe there. He's going to the same concert. Have a "killer" time. :)

Jennie Bennett said...

Have fun tonight! I bet it's going to be awesome!! My bucket list? A Jane Austen tour in England for sure. My characters? Probably to travel the world without having to worry about fighting bad guys. Don't know if she'll get that or not. We'll see :)

ilima said...

Jaybird-Haha. I'll totally be thinking of you during that song now, Jen. And probably every time I hear it ever again. :)

Tyrean-That makes it fun and tense for the reader, though, I'm sure. :)

David-Thanks, I will. :)

J.A.-Jane Austen tour would be soooo cool. Or maybe just Pemberly, with an accidental run in with Mr. Darcy. :)

Emily R. King said...

Have fun at the concert tonight!

Next spring I'm going to Hawaii for 2 weeks. I'm going to do I shark dive. If it goes well, I'll do more. I look forward to crossing off something on my bucket list.

Nicole said...

Have fun! The Killers have some great songs!! Good question about characters' bucket lists. I'll have to think about that one. ;)

Kathryn Purdie said...

Love the Killers! Rock it out tonight, Ilima. You deserve a fabulous party!

Bucket list: sky diving!

ilima said...

Emily-I had a blast! Thanks. Shark dive is definitely an incredible bucket list item. Does it have to do with your MG?

Nicole-Thanks. I had so much fun!

Katie-I wish you could have come. It was amazing. And I could NEVER go sky diving. Ever. Yikes. (I did that indoor air tube thing though, that was fun).