Hello Musers! Happy Thursday!
As most of you know, I'm extremely passionate about music and I use that passion to fuse with my writing. Selecting the playlist becomes an integral part of my writing process.
When I first started writing, I would listen to random songs or have to go and select the ones I wanted to listen to and then I found out about Spotify. I could create playlists for books and stories and keep them all in one place. With Shattered Memories, my first published novel, I was delighted to be able to create the first playlist. Since then, I've created hours and hours of playlists for all of my books.
Every single time I set out to plan a book, from characters to storyline, the playlist is also one of the most important processes. You find sometimes that when listening to songs, the spark of an idea becomes an entire world because of the music. Even quite recently, myself and Melanie spent MONTHS trying to find the perfect song for the last Ever Chace Novel...we had it down to a few, with No Time To Die on top of the list and this was before Arsonist's Lullaby was complete...and once Melanie had read it, she came to me with a song she loved from American Horror Story and we found our title with Of Gods and Monsters which is PERFECT for what's to come.
When I'm writing a particular scene, sometimes, I imagine that scene being played out on TV and what sing I would have played during that scene. Like One Tree Hill and The Vampire Diaries, music can make or break a scene and having a specific song that matches the mood, it helps with the emotion you get to feel from the song, and it flows from my mind to the page...or the screen!
I spend a lot of time daydreaming of my official TV soundtrack for certain series but until that happens
( Hey Netflix, hit me up!) you guys will have to made do with listening to my writing playlists on Spotify!
Or if you don't have Spotify ( Free basic version is available for everyone) you can view all my book playlists on my website, susanharrisauthor.com
Have you read any of my books and felt a song would have been prefect for the playlist? Let me know in the comments below!