I was working on revisions last night and it wasn’t going well. In part, I’m not used to organizing my utterly unstructured scenes into something like the W plot. But eventually, I determined that it was also that I had A Capitol Fourth on the background. It was the wrong music. It was not the manuscript’s soundtrack. I couldn’t think my story to John Philip Sousa.
Do you use music for writing? Do you have a certain genre that inspires you? Do you have songs for certain characters or types of scenes?
For your listening pleasure, I’ve embedded the key songs that I associate with Together Is Enough after the break.
The arc of the heroine, Keira, can be summed by Sara Bareilles’ “Gravity.”
My hero, Brennan, has two theme songs: “Bella Donna” by the Avett Brothers and “Say It to Me Now” by The Swell Season.
I also spent a lot of time listening to “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri, “Ill With Want” by the Avett Brothers, “Losing You” by Bob Schneider, and “Feelin’ Love” by Paula Cole, depending on the mood of what I was writing.