To date, this is one of my favorite posts. That’s because it’s about music and I love music. Music has always played as a backdrop to my life. When writing, it has helped me find pacing and mood. Sometimes it has simply jump-started my day. The following songs were all of that and more while I wrote Unstoppable, Book 5 in my Fierce Hearts series. I offer that playlist here as something extra to enjoy about Unstoppable, and in many ways, the entire process of writing the series. Enjoy!
Afterlife by Ingrid Michaelson – A peppy anthem to claiming your own way of living and appreciating self.
Dark Horse by Katy Perry – This song helped when I was writing scenes that I wanted to feature power and fierceness.
Alex’s Father from The Lakehouse Soundtrack – A mellow, sultry tone that helped me sink into deep emotional territory the characters needed to travel.
This Never Happened Before Another moving song from The Lakehouse Soundtrack, sung by Paul McCartney. It was a soundtrack for me in writing moments of developing relationships and romance.
Two Weeks I loved this music for helping me write “pain” in my characters. But a warning, it has seriously explicit language.
Songbird, by Eva Cassidy – For me, the moment of realization that the characters were opening to love is clear in this song.
A Thousand Years While writing the wedding scene, A Thousand Years, by Christina Perri, really set the perfect mood for me. I cried as it played and I took the characters down their perfect path to each other and lifetime love.
Is music a backdrop in your life? I’d be thrilled to learn what songs you love.