Myspace Update!

Aug 31st, 2008 | By | Category: Book News, Featured Articles

Stephenie Updated her Myspace Blog, Check it out!

Positivity and rock brilliance
Current mood: trying

I have decided that I will focus on the positive for as long as I can stand my own annoying cheeriness. Go-go-gadget optimism!

In keeping with that goal, I figure now is a good time to explain my current happy distraction. People have been asking me “What’s the deal with you directing a music video? That’s cool but… so random.” I couldn’t agree more.

This is what happened. I was just minding my own business when I got an email from my pal Del, who is a music promoter. (See that picture on my front page of me standing next to my idol? Del was the one who hooked that up. Del is the one who convinced musician extraordinaire and all-around-amazing-super-person, Justin Furstenfeld, to come on tour with me and make my signings awesome. Del is all things bright and beautiful.) Del tells me that Jack’s Mannequin–one of my favorite bands–was interested in going outside the normal music channels with their new video. They saw that I was a big fan, and they wondered if I would be interested in writing a treatment for this new video. Oh and here–do I want to listen to the brand new song that isn’t available yet? (It’s called The Resolution and it’s on the radio now and it is beautiful and brilliant and so many other words. Go listen to it.) And I’m trying to pay attention but mostly I’m thinking, “Holy crap, Jack’s Mannequin KNOWS MY NAME.”

Well, I don’t say no to offers like that. I say, “I am absolutely on board. By the way, what is a treatment?”

Turns out, a treatment is the visual story that goes along with the song. I always come up with stories in my head when I listen to music, so this is not a stretch for me. I listened to the song and it was so full of possibilities that I came up with a bunch of ideas without even having to strain myself. I wrote up two and sent them to the band. They wanted to do one of them. I was slightly dumbstruck that they really chose it. Then they tell me that, in order to preserve my vision, they want me to direct the video. I was more than dumbstruck by that–I was (dare I say it?) CHAGRINNED (bwahahahaha). I have seen a director in action (Catherine the Amazing), so I know that directing is brutally hard and is not for people who don’t know what they’re doing. People like me. But all is well. A real director who DOES know what he is doing is going to make sure I don’t destroy the entire planet with my ineptitude. I’m nervous that I still might destroy at least one continent despite his help, but how could I not do this? When I’m sixty, I don’t want to look back at a life of amazing things I might have done.

The story is a very pretty, very dark little fable. I’m really excited to see how it all turns out. And–if I’m brave enough to ask–to get a picture with another one of my favorite musicians.

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7 Comments to “Myspace Update!”

  1. MrsCullen says:

    I am so excited for this Jack’s Mannequin video. They are my favorite band… and now having two loves come together is complete genius!!! I wish Stephenie the best of luck on all her future projects!

  2. Amanda says:

    awesome! that song is totally amazing!
    cannot wait to see what she does!!!
    wohhoo stephenie meyer

  3. Tiffany C. says:

    pfft. So i’m totally excited about this. I got into jacks mannequin because of Stephenie Meyer. however, something she said is bothering me now…

    “When I’m sixty, I don’t want to look back at a life of amazing things I might have done.”

    this quote here makes me think she should continue on with Midnight Sun, and not even bother with the betrayal of the leak. she’s got so many amazing fans that are supporting her, and i don’t mean to sound harsh or anything, but she should take this line, and apply it to that situation!!

    okay…done ranting now. sorry about that.

  4. Annie says:

    i totally agree with tiffany about the quote. it definitely hints that she should continue with midnight sun.

  5. Git 'r Done! (Amy) says:

    I think her wounds have to start healing about the MS situation. She might change her mind in the future, but now isn’t the time.

    That being said, I’m so happy she’s got this new opportunity. I love Stephenie and I can’t fathom how much her life has changed in just a few years.

  6. Carabella says:

    So moody Mrs Meyer………good on her for doing this……..go go gadget Midnight Sun I say!!!!

  7. Sylvia says:

    Does anyone have the link to her myspace? I just did a search, and all I can find are a bunch of imitation profiles.

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