Monday, February 6, 2012


What I'm Reading Now: Hounded, by Kevin Hearne

Music inspires me. I'm one of those people who can't think about anything else if a great song is on (just ask my husband, who's made the mistake of trying to hold a conversation with me during Linkin Park's Breaking the Habit). There's really nothing like connecting with a song that speaks to you both rhythmically and lyrically, and for most of my favorite songs, I can tell you when and where I first heard them.

I love to hear new tunes on the radio. They help me attach emotion to scenes in my novel and picture new scenes that need to happen. If you remember this post, one of the things I've been working on is digging deeper into my characters. I can't write while listening to music, it influences my mood too much, but I've rushed out of the car more than once this year scrambling for pen and paper to jot down an idea. Some of my favorites right now are:

Lion, by Rebecca St. James
Set Fire to the Rain, by Adele
We Found Love, by Rihanna
White Rabbit, by Egypt Central
Love You Like A Love Song, Selena Gomez & The Scene
You Make Me Feel, by Cobra Starship

A couple of the videos are kind of weird, but at least you can hear 'em. And yes, you can call them terrible if you want, because my husband certainly didn't hold back. But I can map each of these to a scene in The Novel, and music will continue to inspire and direct me going forward.

What songs inspire you the most? What is it about them that connects with you?

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