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On the hunt for a new album

Throughout the writing of Sun-Touched, I had one album that I put on repeat. Whenever I sat down to write, it was there. If I was trying to write and it wasn’t on, at times I struggled. It helped to get me in the zone, to focus me on the writing – even though the type of music, the lyrics, etc in no way, shape or form mimicked/added to/accented the type of story I was writing.

Now that Sun-Touched is done. I feel a little like I am done with that album. I want something new (to me), something fresh to accompany me while I write my next piece.

May is going to be full of planning, so it’s the perfect time to stop and find some new writing music. Seeing as I have two projects coming up, I need two different albums! And this time, I am going to try and do a better job of matching the albums to the stories.

I’m so out of the loop with the music scene though, that this could prove to be challenging. I may need your help.

The novella I plan to write in June is about an older woman’s journey to reclaim a part of her heritage that many of her people have abandoned. She travels with her baby grandson, whose parents are dead, so a lot of the time she’ll be virtually alone. As much as it’s a physical journey, it’s also an emotional/spiritual journey, so that’s going to be interesting to write.

On the other hand, my YA science fiction series is full of action and drama, romance and conflict (or will be when I’m done with it!).

Any suggestions for music to check out?

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3 thoughts on “On the hunt for a new album”

  1. I do exactly the same thing! As for music suggestions, check out the traditional folk song ‘The House Carpenter’, a very dark and emotional journey. There are heaps of versions of it on Youtube. All the best.

    1. Thanks, Kura! I will check that out now. It’s nice to hear other people use this tool as well – I’m just sorry it took me so long to latch onto 😉

      1. Yip, it’s a good tool – although you do not want to know how many times I listened to ‘My Sharona’ when writing one chapter. Even my itunes count stopped having a number and just put ‘again?!@#/? men-tal!’
        ;p

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