It's no secret that music plays a big part in my writing process. I make playlists for my characters and the WIP in general, I listen to jazz and light classical music as I'm drafting (noise soothes me, what can I say?) and as I'm editing the playlist gets a definite workout. Today, though, we're going to play a game.
Three songs in each of my playlists have special meaning - for me they speak directly for the hero, the heroine or the story in general.
I'll go first, since I just started a new WIP, which I'll be able to share more with y'all about in a few weeks. This book is a story about finding yourself: my heroine needs to come to terms with her past and accept it, my hero needs to realize the past can help you build a better future. Both, for different reasons, shy away from attention of just about every kind...and in totally different ways. So this song kind of speaks to both my hero and heroine, but mostly my heroine. She's famous in her little town...or maybe notorious is a better word. So for her, Miranda Lambert's 'Famous in a Small Town' is a perfect fit. She's already famous...she's going to learn to embrace the fame - but not let it hold her back. Here's a peek at Miranda's video:
Now, you're turn. Grab your WIP or recently completed manuscript and your iPod, radio or whatever.. and find your hero or heroine or WIPs song. And share with us in the comments - why this song? What about the lyrics or mood or even the singer 'fits' your story?