Thursday, November 17, 2011

Do you have a "go-to" song?

I have found that with each project I have a "go-to" song that becomes my theme song for the book. For my first novel, called SECOND SOUL, which was loosely about a boy who learns his father is possessed by a powerful demon and to save Heaven from the demon he has to kill his father. Well the demon ends up slipping from his father and into the boy's girlfriend. The book ends with the MC, a boy named John, looking into the Fall of Man (a fortune telling waterfall within Heaven) and seeing his girlfriend bearing the tell-tale white scar of the demon he thought he had killed when he murdered his father. So of course, my theme song was Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.

Now, that book was my practice novel so it'll never live outside of my computer. But it started a ritual for me--every novel must have a theme song. It's my "go-to" song for the book that no matter what brings me back into the story.

For GRAVITY, my song is this:



So tell me, do you have a "go-to" song?

~ Melissa

8 comments:

  1. I have a friend who has 19 published novels and always has a song for each project. I may have to try this.

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  2. Yes, Melissa, I'm a huge fan of the "go-to" song, and I love Evanescence's "Bring Me Back to Life." So rousing and romantic! For my debut, A BREATH OF EYRE, I ended up thinking of Embrace's "Gravity" as my unofficial love theme. (Funny that "Gravity" is the name of your book. It sounds amazing, by the way!)

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  3. I don't usually attach a song to my WIPs, but for the one I wrote over the summer, it was the theme song to the TV series The Nine Lives of Chloe King. It fit perfectly. I wish I could think of the title, but I apparently haven't had enough coffee yet this morning. :)

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  4. Wow, that song is perfect for GRAVITY!!! My go-to song for the latest version of LC is 'Strip me' by Natasha Bedingfield.

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  5. Actually, it's a pretty close tie with 'Shake it out' by Florence and the Machine!

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  6. Great post. Bring me to Life is an awesome song. My go-to song for my current WIP is Walk You Home by Karmina.

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  7. I was just looking through some of your old posts and I saw this. I can't tell you how much I love this song! :)

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