I have to listen to music while I am planning and writing my books. It keeps me inspired and motivated and can often fuel a scene or set my words on fire in a way that just would not have happened otherwise!
I have made some Spotify playlists which capture the spirit and mood of my current projects, so please do check them out! (You need to sign up in order to listen in full!)
The first one is for North of the Moon which is currently undergoing another edit. North of the Moon mainly features older music, but there is some more modern music on there, which in the world of the book would be considered prohibited or contraband.
The Girl in the Woods is next. This is my third novel which I am currently writing. It’s a spooky horror/young adult drama and I often freak myself out as I’m writing.This one is set in the mid to late eighties in the first half, before jumping to the early nineties, so I have absolutely loved creating this one and I will definitely be adding to this as I unearth more nineties gems!
Next is Someday. This one is my first attempt at a more romantic novel, but as it’s me it is, of course, horribly sad. It is set initially in 2005, then the action moves forward to a more present day setting. So here there are some brilliant songs from the last ten plus years!
Finally comes The Poisonwood Shadows – I am hoping to add further character playlists, so be sure to keep an ear out!