Many evenings when I get home from work (aka staring at a computer screen for 8+ hours), the last thing I want to do is sit in front of yet another computer screen. That’s when I turn to my handy-dandy manuscript playlist. Music helps set the mood when I know I need to write, but I can’t get my head in the game.
Here’s the *unordered* playlist I’m working on for my new story*:
“Alone Together” – Fallout Boy“Renegades” – X Ambassadors“I Bet My Life” – Imagine Dragons“Hall of Fame” – The Script“Fixin’” – Walk the Moon“Titanium” – David Guetta“Shake it Out” – Florence and the Machine“Secrets” – OneRepublic“The Best is Yet to Come” – Sheppard“Fight Song” – Rachel Platten“It’s Time” – Imagine Dragons“Halo” – The Pass“Counting Stars” – OneRepublic“Blow” (Deconstructed) – Ke$ha“Burn” – Ellie Goulding
Apparently this book has a thing for Imagine Dragons and OneRepublic. Actually, all my book playlists have a thing for Imagine Dragons. They’re just so good. It’s fun to listen to songs and find some that seem to represent the book as a whole (like “Fight Song”, “I Bet My Life”, and “Blow”) and some that are for certain characters or scenes. Sometimes a friend will suggest a song to me – something I never would’ve considered, and it makes the list even better.
What kind of music helps define your projects?
Michelle thinks 3-day weekends should be a part of the standard workweek, so she can actually get writing and relaxing and real-life responsibilities done. #amiright??
*Which is a YA sci-fi currently called SUPERNOVA, by-the-by :D