Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Writing Music!

I listen to music when I write. While I was writing Fading Thunder, this became Michael's song. I caught a few of the lyrics from a television commercial and immediately began a search for it. So glad I found it because it sums up Michael perfectly in this book.
And this was Jay's (Sarah Jane's) song:

I'm loving Imagine Dragons right now. As I was listening to some of their songs, this one came up. At first, I didn't like it. But then the lyrics changed my mind. It's Time:

This may be a spoiler for some so perhaps I should say SPOILER ALERT. In the new series, Southern Pines, Zeke moves to the big town (relatively speaking) of Plainsville. He's a country boy, born and raised outside of the small town of Opp, Alabama. He has been given an opportunity to make something of himself--to go "right to the top." There are a lot of people that he doesn't want to let down--at the top of the list would be his sister, Jay. Even if he is successful, he's never going to forget his roots, will never forget where he came from. And even though it's something he has chosen, it will be a lonely path. Even the part of the house not burning slowly has significance. It looks like the perfect song!

I'm still looking for Grace's song. She's almost seventeen and is flirtatious, headstrong, and intelligent--and not always nice. Any suggestions?


  1. I put together a whole soundtrack for Torn Asunder. That was the only book I've done that for

  2. Cool songs, Sheila. I can't listen to music when I write, I end up dancing instead. All those years of dance classes... I can see where the music would help establish mood and character. They sound perfect for your series.


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