I am close to finishing my second book, the end dances before me.
It's a funny thing, getting this close, because now I need to remember my characters and who they are, and what they are feeling (not that I forgot--but when I am writing fast and furious I tend barrel on--and it's easy to drop certain parts of my characters)
My heroine Mina, is quirky, obsessed with Cheetos and cheese-puffs. She is compelled to find out information, help others (whether they want it or not) and refuses to believe she can't solve all problems. She's also terribly in love with a man who is on opposite side of war she inadvertently help start. She is quite the conundrum.
During the course of this second book, Mina has to grow and learn her interference has consequences and love is not with out pain. She's hidden behind her act of cluelessness for far too long and it is going to cost her.
For me, music keeps me in Mina's head. Reminds me what is going on. Today I am going to share with you a few pieces I listen too when I write her--listen to the music and you'll feel the same thing I am (I hope)
My first selections are from Halestorm. Now that is one cool group.
Halestorm : Familiar Taste of Poison. This evokes the longing and tragedy of loving someone who is also your enemy. In the world Mina inhabits treachery is the norm. This reminds me-no matter how much something goes right, it also goes very, very wrong.
Halestorm: Love Bites. I love this one, "love bites and so do I" says so much about who Mina is. This shows her fierceness and her ability. I also have to bring Mina to a point of fury and fight--and this song does it.
Halesorm: I Miss the Misery. What is love with out some dysfunction? This reminds me of the world Mina lives in. That what is normal for some is not for others--and love can truly twist things up.
But like with anything--there is a happy ever after for Mina, but she has to go through the Storm above to get to it--and I remind myself of this by this song.
Christine Perri: A Thousand Years. This is how Mina feels about Xander, her hero. She loves him absolutely and in the end she will get the good things--but she pays a price.
I will talk about Xander's music, next time. (Yes, each character has their own songs!)
Do you listen to music as you read or write? Do you like knowing what the writer listens to as they work on a story?
I'm curious... (Now I know where Mina gets it)
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