by Jessica E. Subject
Did I get your attention? So maybe it’s not what you’re thinking, but stick around.
Okay, I have a story idea in my head, maybe even on paper, and I’m about to start writing. But there’s one thing I have to do first:
MAKE A PLAYLIST!
Why? For me, the songs I chose evoke the same emotion in me that I wish to evoke in my readers during a specific scene. Sometimes I even have more than one song for a particular scene, as is the case with Unknown Futures (coming soon to Decadent’s 1 Night Stand series).
I go through my selection of music to chose the ideal songs, create a playlist on my phone and burn a CD with the same songs, to play while I’m driving. The playlist inspires me while I’m writing and keeps me motivated during the editing process.
Songs can enhance scenes of seduction, betrayal, discovery, and passion. When writing Never Gonna Let You Go, another science fiction romance coming soon to Decadent, I turned to one band in particular for inspiration: The Veronicas.
I love most pop and dance music – it gets my heart pumping and the ideas flowing. The Veronicas’ songs are no exception. Here are some of the songs by The Veronicas on my playlist for Never Gonna Let You Go:
Take Me On The Floor: http://youtu.be/jEiGbXvF_Rw
All I Have, Goodbye To You, I Can’t Stay Away, I Could Get Used To This, This Is How It Feels
And now a question for you:
Readers – Do you chose the music you listen to based on your mood?
Authors – How do you chose the music on your playlist?
Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories. Her debut novella, Celestial Seduction is available from Decadent Publishing.