But it’s true, I’ve been addicted to linking songs to my stories for many, many years. Seriously, who hasn’t ever listened to a song, any song, and linked it to their novel?
Often the songs come after (sometimes well after) I’ve written the scenes or at least during the plotting. There are exceptions of course, like during Nanowrimo where I was humming Titanium by David Guetta & Sia for several chapters.
Then there are the songs that spark a flurry of writing. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark by Fall Out Boy recently did that for me, having me rewrite one agonist’s death.
But the most surprise I’ve had is the playlist I managed to get for The Rogue King whilst tinkering on Spotify. There are bits missing from it, mainly because I haven’t come across the right song, but I’m quite pleased how the main points came together without me even trying…