Thursday, April 19, 2012
P is for Playlist
My first two projects had theme songs. Every time I'd hear those songs - in the car, on a walk, wherever - I'd pump up the volume, belt the lyrics, get inspired. I'd be in the zone, be THERE with my characters, and while the music played, my mind would be writing new scenes, rewriting old ones, or the lyrics would just get me thinking and brainstorming and needing, yearning, wanting to WRITE.
My current project doesn't have A song to pump me up. It has seventeen. Yep. A Playlist, on my iPod, and whenever I want/need to get excited about writing or need to just be in the zone, I pop in a bud and press play. Here are some songs on my current playlist
Back in Black (AC/DC)
I Know You Want Me (Pitbull)
A Little Less Conversation (Elvis)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Animal (Def Leppard)
Another One Bites the Dust (Queen)
Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad (Def Leppard)
The One That Got Away (Katy Perry)
I actually have five Katy Perry songs on this playlist, another Def Leppard, some Police, other classic rock. And then last night in the car I heard this
And I thought, PERFECT.
Do YOU have a playlist for your WIP? What's your favorite song from it? And if you don't have a playlist, what song is currently stuck in YOUR head?