Monday, July 24, 2006

Prozac Soundtrack

I think I'm mentioned before that I usually make a compilation CD soundtrack for my books. I listen to it to get in the mood for the story and sometimes can even listen while writing, although I really have to be deep into a scene to make that work.

I was listening to my CD for DEADLY ILLUSION today and realized it's a real downer. Here's a list of the songs on it--feel free to Google the lyrics:

Hurt - Johnny Cash
Bring Me Down - Miranda Lambert
My Skin - Natalie Merchant
I Think It's Going to Rain Today - Randy Newman
Tonight I Wanna Cry - Keith Urban
Underneath the Same Moon - Blake Shelton
If Only For One Night - Luther Vandross
There's a Wall - Miranda Lambert
Real Emotional Girl - Randy Newman
Slow Like Honey - Fiona Apple
Walk on Water - Blue County
Goodbye Time - Blake Shelton
El Cerrito Place - Charlie Robison
Maybe - Alison Krauss
Breathe - Faith Hill
I'd Settle for a Slowdown - Dierks Bentley

I must be going through my blue period. ;)

It's really sort of weird, because my hero is a sarcastic smart mouth with some great one-liners. But all that humor hides a deeply wounded man, and that's where all the angst comes in.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Wow. Those are some sad songs, Paula. But that's the internal character of your hero so it makes sense you'd stay focused on that part of him. You've flown through this book! 46K+ is amazing!
I can't wait to read this one. "Forbidden Territory" got stuck in my brain, that's how good it was. I was thinking about how simple yet, profound your plot was in that book. I was trying to figure out how to "simplify" my plots (I get all complicated and confusing) and your plot came to mind.
I can't wait to read the sequels.