As you may have seen on my new Upcoming portion of my Bookshelf, I have recently signed a contract for a new manuscript. A New Resolution, published by the wonderful Loose-Id, who I am so excited to be working with, will come out late December/early January.
The book is a New Year's Eve themed Menage involving an introverted lady and the two men who's love for her and each other take her away from the dark of her past and into the light of the present. I'm currently working on editing, a challenging and stimulating part of writing, and decided I wanted to share something that was intrinsic to my writing process.
Music. Music is the food for my soul, for my writing. Without music I would flounder and sink. So I thought I would share a few songs with you that I have found influencing my writing and inspiring me in more ways than one.
I began writing A New Resolution around the same time I discovered one of my new favorite songs. The serendipitous circumstances of finding this song was almost scary, as the song is called Resolution by Matt Corby. Just close your eyes and let the power of his voice wash over you.
Another song, one I save for the more tortured, emotionally challenging moments of writing is entitled Skin & Bones by David J. Roch. At the crescendo, let the sound of the trumpet fill your heart and the yearning of his voice speak to your soul. It's short, but it's a work of art.
And finally, a happier song, one that can lift your spirits and make you appreciate the little and big things around you. How the Day Sounds by Greg Laswell.
These are just a few samples of my writing playlist, songs I swear by. Some of them are songs praising love, some are songs hating love. Others are songs that have nothing to do with love and all to do with the strength within. Inspiration can come from a multitude of places in a person's life. For me, inspiration has always had a solid base in music.
If you want to listen to a writing playlist I've made public, check it out HERE, on Spotify.
Enjoy and be inspired.
P.S., get Spotify. It's pretty damn awesome.
I'm a geek with a sometimes wacked out imagination.