Who doesn’t write to some kind of soundtrack. Aren’t all books movies in the authors head?
Have you ever lacked the motivation to finish what you started? Or worse, lacked the motivation to fix what is broken? Well I have and I am sure I am not alone.
Lately, and if you follow my other posts you know, I am at a delete and repeat crossroad. That is assuming if I write at all. I’ve written several other manuscripts and never had such an issue with middles before. Finally it came to me. I am missing the soundtrack to my books life.
Every manuscript I write has had a soundtrack. A song that pulled me through a scene. I am branching out to new music now because my current playlists don’t fit the witty romance genre’s well. Okay, that’s not a real genre but you understand what I am saying.
The hunt is now on. I am scouring the pop world of music. No I am not listening to sappy romantic songs, that would probably lull me into a coma or make me write something completely different. I need upbeat energy.
So while I sit here trying to get back to work I have a soundtrack in my head. This is helping me add scenes that I never knew would occur. My characters are a little wacky and off the wall, and they write their own stories. The issue has been that apparently I wasn’t giving them anything to dance to, move with, or inspire them to live their lives on paper.
Happy writing. What is your soundtrack? Or do you use a different method to move your characters onto the next step in their story?