I’m sure I’m not the only one who listens to music while working on a new story. It helps me get into the mood. I almost feel as if I’m channeling my hero if the CD is the right one. Feisty heroine? How about the Distillers or early Pretenders? Charismatic, cocky, slightly annoying and definitely bewildering hero? Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jawbreaker, Kings of Leon or Arcade Fire.
I listen to full albums since my husband stole my IPOD and I can’t be bothered to download stuff onto my laptop. This is supposed to be where I work, people! Plus if an artist can’t make an album worth listening to all the way through then they ain’t gonna make it onto the list. (THE LIST!!!!)
Here’s my current playlist for my WIP which is known to me as “LUCKY”. It is an adventure story, and also a love story set in a post-apocalyptic world not so different from our own. I’ve currently got 50,000 words completed and I’m hoping to be finished with a good serviceable first draft by the end of the week. Then I’ll be relaxing for at least two or three days before I jump back in for the revision process.
Here’s the list:
JAWBREAKER- 24 HOUR REVENGE THERAPY
ARCADE FIRE- FUNERAL
KINGS OF LEON- AHA SHAKE HEARTBREAK
AMERICAN STEEL- DESTROY THEIR FUTURE
NEKO CASE- MIDDLE CYCLONE
COMMUNIQUE- POISON ARROWS
MAZZY STAR-SHE HANGS BRIGHTLY
ARCADE FIRE- NEON BIBLE
TV ON THE RADIO- DEAR SCIENCE
JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION- ORANGE
TREMBLING BLUE STARS- ALIVE TO EVERY SMILE