It’s All About the Music
And you’re wondering what the heck does that have to do with a writer doing a guest blog, right? See, it’s like this. Shh…My deep, dark secret. I can’t write without music. Just can’t do it. I go so far as to make playlists for books, and it may be odd but it’s comforting to know, lots of other writers do it, too lol.
Sometimes, though, I look back at these playlists and the book, and they make absolutely no sense. My playlist for Kiss of Darkness, for example, was,
Figured You Out
I’m Not Jesus
All Summer Long
Bleed It Out
Those songs really don’t seem to fit, but it is a pretty fast paced book, and well, Winter is a pretty gung ho woman. When I hear these songs together, I think of her, and writing it, it really felt like her book to me more than Marcus, much as I loved him. ;)
Kiss of Twilight was an entirely different experience, though. (Sorry, I don’t have anything to report on it yet other than it is Dupree’s and Kara’s story.) The playlist for this one was more a mix of them than just one character like Kiss of Darkness, and when I say mix, I really mean it lol!
Gunpowder & Lead
Need You Now
Bring Me Down
Smoke A Little Smoke
Dead Or Alive
Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
There’s a big difference here in tone and content, but it really seemed to fit the book. Dupree and Kara are very dissimilar so it’s no surprise they gravitate to different music, right? I like to think the music I listened to while I wrote both books compliment them, but I think we all take something different away from a book so maybe I’m imaging things lol!
I always have music on, whether I’m writing or reading, and I’ve begun to associate certain things with certain series. For instance, I just can’t read Christine Feehan anymore unless I’m listening to 3 Doors Down. At the time I discovered her, my husband was deployed and that was a CD I was listening to a lot, and now, they just seem to go hand in hand.
I wonder how many other people do this? Do you listen to music when you read or write or work? Do you associate particular songs or bands with particular authors or books? And wouldn’t it be great if we could buy those author playlists along with the book? I’d love that!
About Loribelle Hunt
Loribelle is like the South she calls home. Hot and sultry. Languid and sexy. Magnolias and gardenias scent her silk lined boudoir, and men and children alike bow to her magnificence…
Okay, maybe it isn’t quite that glamorous. She does have two smart and lovely daughters who give her a run for her money and a son that will one day be someone’s model of a romance hero. (She promises.) Her husband is a real life hero, and Loribelle just tries to keep up with the demands of military life. In between, she writes a book or two.
She’s had every job under the sun, but haven’t most writers? That Army military police, bookstore manager, waitress, wedding photographer, website designer experience has to come in useful sometimes. As they say in the South, it all washes out in the end.
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