Here's what I've been working on today, although I haven't put everything in the perfect order yet. It's a playlist for the book I'm working on.
See, I need to channel what it felt like to be a teen and constantly waiting for love and passion and adventure to find you. It's very different from being an adult, content and understood and loved and confident. I need to feel that way again from the safety of my Ikea chair, feel like the heroine of the story, who is very different from me in ways besides age and experience. And music is the best catalyst to that feeling. So this is a mix of songs of mania and yearning and sweetness from then and now, all mixed up.
It's like a drug, this music, a means to a certain kind of high. Every book has a soundtrack, and this one had to be cobbled together. I'm stuck on my manuscript, and I'm not sure which direction to take, so I'm going to load it on my iPod and listen to it while I fall asleep and see what happens.
Writing? Not an exact science.
Out of curiosity, anybody want to tell me what songs transport you back to that time of innocence and longing? You can be anonymous.
Just please don't say Insane Clown Posse, okay?