Music has always played as a backdrop to my life. When writing, it has helped me find pacing and mood. Sometimes it has simply jump-started my day. The following songs were all of that and more while I wrote Unstoppable, Book 5 in my Fierce Hearts series. I offer that playlist here as something extra to enjoy about Unstoppable, and in many ways, the entire process of writing the series. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/pjuKmk6H3Ko Afterlife by Ingrid Michaelson - A peppy anthem to claiming your own way of living and appreciating self.
https://youtu.be/0KSOMA3QBU0 Dark Horse – This song helped when I was writing scenes that I wanted to feature power and fierceness.
https://www.song365mp3.com/track/rachel-portman-alex039s-father-1380650.html Alex’s Father from The Lakehouse Soundtrack – A mellow, sultry tone that helped me sink into deep emotional territory the characters needed to travel.
https://youtu.be/1GtKOfg-nX4 This Never Happened Before , another moving song from The Lakehouse Soundtrack, sung by Paul McCartney. It was a soundtrack for me in writing moments of developing relationships and romance.
https://youtu.be/3yDP9MKVhZc Two Weeks -- I loved this music for helping me write “pain” in my characters. But a warning, it has seriously explicit language.
https://youtu.be/bTNLYeaL7No Songbird, by Eva Cassidy – For me, the moment of realization that the characters were opening to love is clear in this song.
https://youtu.be/JGGO6hgu0fE While writing the wedding scene, A Thousand Years, by Christina Perri, really set the perfect mood for me. I cried as it played and I took the characters down their perfect path to each other and lifetime love.
Is music a backdrop in your life? I’d be thrilled to learn what songs you love.