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Mondays are hard, so let’s conquer them with music!
I love music; I listen to music in the car, at work, and it is also part of my writing process. Sometimes a scene may be inspired by a song or I find songs that relate to what I have written; either way I always have a separate playlist for each project I’m working on in addition to a master playlist of all the songs I come across and enjoy listening to. Thank you Spotify!
On Mondays I will share one song that I’m currently in love with, has inspired me, or relates to one of my projects.
This Monday’s song is Peace by O.A.R. I’m choosing this song because it resinates with my novel Breaking Pointe. This song has been on my playlist since early on in my writing process.
Breaking Pointe is a revenge story, the protagonist is seeking pay back and is in full-on fight mode. She meets someone (love interest) who is interfering with her plan and he wants to get to know her and understand her, but she is fighting her own war, so she is not making it easy for him and isn’t ready for peace yet. I think this song hits on some of the feelings the characters are experiencing.
“I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here, oh, for a little while
I just wanna hold you till we fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace
Everybody needs a place
Somewhere that’s warm and safe
A shelter from this crazy world we’re in,
But tonight I let the rain inside
And took away your place to hide
I’m sorry that I made you cry again”
Check it out on Spotify or buy now and let me know what you think! Check out my Music Monday Playlist to hear what else I have been featuring and Listening to.
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Author of the young adult realistic fiction novel Rain.
Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.