Music is a huge part of my writing process! It helps set the mood, focuses me, and gives me that extra emotional boost I sometimes need to get through a tough scene. It helps me channel vague impressions and feelings into concrete words. I’ll admit, sometimes – okay, a lot of times – I’ll spend my time searching for new music that fits my story instead of writing like I should be. It’s that important.
Songs that capture the essence of my book or a character will immediately transport me into the story. It doesn’t matter where I am or what I’m doing – my mind goes straight to the story. And in that sense, it can work for other people too. If you listen to one of those said songs, it would be like a musical preview of my book. Which is really cool if you think about it.
So, here is my book inspired Spotify playlist. The title is for the first book of The Knowing Trilogy, Learning to See, but the songs are really a collaboration for the whole trilogy.