"ONE THING~" Inspiration by Kathleen Grieve

Lately, I’ve been listening to a song by FINGER ELEVEN called “One Thing”.  

Part of the song: 

Restless tonight

‘Cause I wasted the light

Between both these times

I drew a really thin line

it’s nothing I planned

And not that I can

But you should be mine

Across that line

If I traded it all 

If I gave it all away for one thing

Just for one thing

If I sorted it out

If I knew all about this one thing

Wouldn’t that be something

Isn’t that striking?  Makes me wonder exactly what he has that he’s tempted to give up and what would he get in return?

It is human to want something else, be someone else, be somewhere else!  We all have those days when we want to trade the daily hum drum of our existence for something more~that elusive ONE THING! 

That is why I love books so much.  It is a great escape to curl up with a new read.  I lose myself in someone else’s life, pretend I’m right in the middle of the action, trying to solve a crime or falling in love for the first time….It makes no difference.  Authors love to torture their characters.  The more misery, the better!   After reading a great book, my life doesn’t seem that bad! LOL. 

When I started writing romance, I found the entire process even better than reading.  Not only could I immerse myself in someone else’s life, I had total control over creating the chaos and then righting my hero/heroine’s lives again.  In my book, THE DOCTOR’S DECEPTION, I dangled what Dr. Stone Lassiter and Nurse  Faith Daniels wanted most in front of them, and then snatched what they coveted most away, forcing them to work together to achieve their goals.

Going back to Finger Eleven’s song, I figured if the song writer had written the song with Stone & Faith in mind, Stone’s one thing would be the need to fulfill a death bed promise.  And Faith?  She’d give anything to pass the MCAT in order to get into medical school.  They just didn’t count on falling in love!

14 Responses to "ONE THING~" Inspiration by Kathleen Grieve

  1. mammakim

    The book sounds great Kathleen! I am glad to see the blog 🙂

  2. Martha E

    Oh – I made a comment on the intro before I read this. Sorry I missed yesterday, but glad to see the blog today.
    I’m not familiar with the song but the words are interesting. Sometimes I think songs can be like stories, tell a story … Better yet, they can inspire an expanded story from an idea or thought. NEAT!

  3. Dee Ann

    Great topic, Kathleen.

    I love your topic and definitely recognize the tune. I started to sing it as I read the words.

    We had a fabulous meeting this morning and best of all . . . drumroll pleazzz . . . . It’s Hip To Be Square Team was in first place!!!! Woohoo. All my browbeating and harrassment has paid off. So we need to keep that lead.

    I missed you this morning and did think “why isn’t Kathleen here?” But it was fun.

    Keep on Blogging!!!



    HEMI!!! I hadn’t thought of that, but you are ABSOLUTELY right!


    Thanks! I miss all of you Ladies, too! Do check out the song. The music is very soothing!

  6. Theresa Sallach

    I didn’t make the meeting today. I’m sure our Derby car revved it’s mighty engine. We’ve got headers and a powerful Hemi!!


  7. Sherri S.

    Great blog! We miss you here 🙂 I’ll have to check out the song on i-tunes.


    I know! I missed you all, too! Have to get those Derby Cars moving!

  9. Cheryl St.John

    Smooches, Kathleen! We had a meeting today and missed you!

    Happy blogging!


    you are absolutely right. As an author, you always hear, “torture your characters”. LOL. And, I must say, that when my day isn’t going quite so well and I need to vent some frustration, there is nothing better than taking it out between the pages of my current wip!


    Thanks, Theresa! I guess you didn’t go to the HWG meeting? Or is it over?

  12. Sonya

    “The more misery…the better”

    Of course! You can’t find that delirium of joy without the torment 🙂 Sounds like a great book you’ve got! Good luck.

  13. Theresa Sallach

    Great Blog. Interesting topic. Definitely makes you think.

    Congrats on your great book and its rave reviews.



    Thanks for having me here today!

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