I love music. And I love writing. And I love combining the two. In fact, I create playlists for the projects I’m working on. I choose a song that fits the scene/chapter I’m working on, and then listen to that song on repeat until melts into the background as I write.
Surely I’m not the only writer out there who does this. (RIGHT?! Please tell me I’m not the only one…)
For kicks I thought I’d share the playlist for one recent project, a YA sci-fi thriller. Here are the songs that carried me through the story.
The Beginning of the End by Nine Inch Nails
Atom Bomb by Fluke
Starlight by Muse
Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups
Satellite by Guster
Under the Milky Way by The Church
We Used to Wait by Arcade Fire
Bach’s Mass in B minor (Qui tollis) performed by Dominic Miller
Bleeding by Sixpence None the Richer
Sleeper in the Valley by Laura Veirs
One Headlight by The Wallflowers
Work by Jars of Clay
I’m working on new projects and building new playlists. One apparently involves a lot of French cafe music. Weird. But whatever it takes to set the mood.
So, what’s currently on your writing playlist?