The Soundtrack

I have been blessed with quite a few new followers recently, so for those of you who may have missed some of my previous posts, I found a random playlist on Spotify which IĀ  played while I started writing the next part of my novel.

I wanted to keep track of the songs so I could shape the story, and it played out like a soundtrack in my mind.

I think it would actually make a great soundtrack for a romantic comedy, which is what I’m writing, so that works.

Now I kind of want to write a blog post about what I consider to be the best soundtracks of all time. If you would like to add some input, feel free to do so in the comments. I’d enjoy that tremendously!

Anyway, I’m rambling….

I have changed this story so many times, I’ve even changed it since I shared an excerpt yesterday, so that’s not really valid any longer. Geez, I overthink everything. Haha. It’s going to take me For-Ev_ER to write this book!

I think for now I’ll just stick to sharing music that inspires my stories, and maybe introducing the characters through stories that won’t actually make it in the novel, but will help me shape their personalities, which I do from time to time, although, some of those stories might be a little too risque for this site. I mean, would any of you actually like to read erotica? I don’t plan on putting any erotica in the novel, but my main character has her kinks, and it helps me show that rather than tell it in my story if I know exactly what those kinks are.

Again, I’m rambling. My apologies. Here’s “The Soundtrack.”

  1. True – Spandau Ballet

2. Take Me Home – Jess Glynne

3. Angels – Robbie Williams

4. Wherever You Will Go – The Calling

5. As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson

6. Ain’t No Sunshine – John Mayer (I find his version sexier.)

7. My Girl – The Temptations

8. Back For Good – Take That

9. The Promise – When In Rome

10. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

11. Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

12. Can I Stay – Ray Lamontagne

13. Beyond – Leon Bridges

14. Turn Me On – Norah Jones

15. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

16. Try A Little Tenderness – Otis Redding

17. Biggest Part Of Me – Ambrosia

19. Still The One – Orleans

20. Like This – Benjy Davis

21. Sweet Inspiration – Derek Trucks Band

I hope these songs offer some inspiration for you as they did for me. Now back to writing!

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

 

 

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10 Responses to The Soundtrack

  1. Jessica says:

    Love this song! It becomes one of my favorite after I found it in youtube. one of those timeless song.

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  2. Brad Osborne says:

    I know how hard it is to write something and just let it go. We are perfectionists going back and rewriting things in a valiant effort to insure they convey the correct tone, words, or emotions. And somewhere in the middle, between never being done and hating what we wrote, is the spot of good enough. But even that is a disappointment, as we did not sit down to write so we could be ‘good enough’. We were hoping for exceptional. This is the trap of every writer, and you are not impervious to it. But you are an intelligent women and you will be led to what should be changed and what can stay. Trust your instincts. They have not been wrong yet! And, yes, anyone still alive would enjoy reading a bit of erotica, but that is a cautionary endeavor so give it great thought. Stay strong, keep writing, and everything will fall into place! Much love! ā¤

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    • kristianw84 says:

      Thank you so much, Brad! ā¤ You do wonders for my confidence. Lol! Seriously though, you’re a great writer & the fact you think I’m one too is a great honor. Sometimes the words flow & I just write, not worried about where the story is headed, I let the story lead me, & that’s when I even surprise myself, but as you know, it’s hard to let go of the need to control the story sometimes, but I will get there. Thank you!! My erotica isn’t smutty, even though it’s dirty or kinky, it’s still somewhat classy. And it’s obvious the characters are in love. The only reason I’m cautious is because with this particular story, I am allowing the sexual tension between them to grow. It’s hard to write that and not become twitterpated. šŸ˜‰šŸ˜‚ Lol. I truly believe that every writer puts a piece of themselves in their stories. It’s what makes the story so believable. Anyway, it’s hard to share that side of myself, but it is a part of who I am, and I think I should allow myself to show that side of me more often. I always go back & forth!! Lol.

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      • Brad Osborne says:

        You should share that side of you freely and without regard to perception. As you said, it is part of who you are, and is a part of all of us thus making it readily relatable. Plus. to build some much tension and leave the audience without the exuberance of sharing in their union would seem anti-climatic, even if in the end they do not end up together in some happily ever after. Tap into your own fears, wants, desires, successes and failures and your readers will see pieces of you in themselves and that is where all connections begin.

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      • kristianw84 says:

        Perfect advice! Thank you so much, Brad! šŸ˜˜šŸ˜˜

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