As a writer, I look for inspiration everywhere. Most of the time, I get it from songs. The more songs I put on my playlist, the more inspired I get to write about a character or story.
When I was writing my novel, Forget Me Not, I listened to a lot of Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks, partly because they were big at the time I started writing the book and partly because I’m a big fan of both.
When it came time to do revisions I found more songs that inspired me to delve deeper into my characters. This song, by Christina Aguilera laid a strong foundation for my character Casey Martinez, and, in a way, tells her back story.
Hurt: Christina Aguilera
As the novel progressed and I looked closer at Casey’s relationship with Scott Weller, this song came to mind. These two characters are afraid to take a chance on love, Natasha Bedingfield’s song Soul Mate told their story.
Soulmate : Natasha Bedingfield
Because this novel is a Latina romance, I end their story with this song.
Yo Te Amo Chayanne
These three songs are my inspiration for everything I write. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.