Welcome to Music Monday! As many of you know, music contributes a great deal to my writing process. Whether it’s a song’s lyrics, beat, rhythm, or tone, I find myself constantly inspired by it.
As you read in my Friday Funny, I didn’t get much work done on my manuscript last week. Life was busy-busy, and distraction after distraction bombarded me. This weekend, however, I was able to get things back on track. It was a little rough, but I managed to focus and squeeze out a rough draft of my chapter 19. Phew!
This morning, while driving to work, I heard a song that helped boost my motivation and get my sluggish mind up and running again:
“Human” by Christina Perri.
Since I’ve arrived at those highly anticipated “bang” chapters in my story, there’s been a lot of action and mayhem. But beneath all of that action and mayhem, there’s been a lot of emotion too. My characters are dealing with the pain of betrayal, the horror of enlightenment, and–perhaps worst of all–the regret of knowing the choices they made were the wrong ones.
My characters are just like everyone else: human. They make mistakes, they bleed, they cry. And they seek forgiveness from those they’ve wronged. I want to draw all of those emotions out and bring them to life for my readers. I want people to feel what my characters feel. “Human” will help me do that.
So, if you’re looking for a powerful, beautiful, moving song, take a listen to “Human” by Christina Perri!
What song(s) are you in love with right now? Which one(s) offer you inspiration? Let me know! I’m always searching for songs that motivate my writing.