So, I’ve said in the past that we couldn’t write while there were songs with words going on. And that remains true for the initial writing process. When writing the first pass of material when all that exists on the screen is a blank, white page (basically, the screen laughing at me), then the only words in the room must come from my head.
Editing is an entirely different story. For the multiple editing sessions going through the book, words playing are fine. In fact, they can be very helpful in setting the mood and keeping me from screaming with frustration when the word I’m trying to find just isn’t
right appropriate perfect.
So here’s the music that’s been playing all night while I took a final pass editing our most-recent book: “Snow Truer Love,” our genderswapped retelling of Snow White (coming out soon to an Amazon near you).
“Sweater Weather” — The Neighbourhood
“Counting Stars” — OneRepublic
“Little Talks” — Of Monsters and Men
“Honey, I’m Good” — Andy Grammer
“Rather Be” –Clean Bandit
“Shut Up and Dance” — Walk the Moon
“Hold Back the Water” — James Bay (which required a karaoke break to sing the song at the top of my lungs, repeatedly, to an empty apartment.)
“Don’t be Afraid” — Lee Dewyze
“Girl You’re Alright” — Paul Otten
“Follow” — Crystal Fighters
“This is War” — Ingrid Michaelson
–Annie of “AJ”