Every Monday, for a while, I will highlight songs that inspire my work in progress (WIP), Porcelain.
I believe that music and writing connect, and when one’s writing a fictional world, realistically one cannot deny music’s place. When I write, I listen to music. Not everyone can listen to music as they type and create, but I love escaping to the world I’m creating, and listening music gives me the creative sanctuary I crave.
Some songs offer tranquility. Some songs offer anger and rage. Some songs offer love. These aspects find themselves in my MC’s life and in the lives of those around her. I’ve songs for Kyra, my MC, and her villain, Dr. Bain Hunter. I have songs for her mother, Vivianne, an antagonist with her means of protecting her daughters. I even have songs for the loves of her life.
Enjoy this weekly post as I have enjoyed applying them to my WIP.
A lyrical excerpt:
And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I’ll take your breath away
And after I’d wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear
Through this world I’ve stumbled
So many times betrayed
Trying to find an honest word
To find the truth enslaved
Oh you speak to me in riddles and
You speak to me in rhymes
My body aches to breathe your breath
You words keep me alive
My villain, Dr. Bain Hunter, disgraced psychologist, feels these exact words. If he can’t have her…
He’s manipulative, controlling, and deceitful. Although he’s revolting, I cannot say I hate writing him. I await his comeuppance. Whatever that may be.
Well, that’s it for this installment of Songs of Porcelain, my weekly spotlight on music influencing my work in progress, Porcelain. If you like to comment, feel free to do so below.