Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Preparations Continue

So I was on Charity's blog the other day teasing her about her playlists for her novels.

I have WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL sitting next to me.

What did I do today?

This:

Pam's Playlist:

(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes – Elvis Costello
I Got Money Now – P!nk
Clubland – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
‘Cuz I Can – P!nk
Paralyzer – Finger Eleven
I Need a Man – Eurythmics
How Bizarre – OMC
Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
Lullaby – Shawn Mullins
I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Take Me Out Tonight – Rent
New York – U2
New Lace Sleeves – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Could’ve Had Everything – P!nk
Single – Natasha Bedenfield
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
There Must Be An Angel – Eurythmics
Grace – U2


And it was damned useful. I really feel like I have a much better grip on both the story line and the characterizations. I still have to put in those conflicts that Darcy was grappling with.

6 comments:

Ceri Hebert said...

Wow, I've only heard of one of those songs, the Evanescence song which I LOVE.

Tomorrow is the big day! I'm ready. Sort of.

Amy said...

GREAT playlist.

Marianne Arkins said...

I haven't heard of any, Ceri! I'm so far out of the mainstream... the only way I hear new music is by watching "American Idol". *G*

Ready, Jen?

Charity said...

Great playlist! I don't actually listen to mine while I write, but the list of songs is kind of like the story's soundtrack and it reflects the story arc.

If that makes any sense, and I suspect it doesn't.

edeevee said...

I want to read a book with that playlist. I louuuurve Elvis Costello!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Ceri, they are songs over a long period of time.

Thanks, Amy!

Marianne, I'm a music fanatic - I have to have music in large doses daily. But I can't write with it on.

Charity, actually it makes perfect sense. That's actually what I did. I had a MUCH better story arc after I did this. And I plan to listen to it while working out and I work out before writing, so I think it will be really helpful.

Thanks, D! I'm hoping so. ;-)