I know some writers can write while listening to music and I applaud them. I wish I could, but I get so into the lyrics that I end up typing them in the midst of my scene. Half the time I don't even realize I've done it until I go back to edit the next day. Needless to say, I've ended up with some pretty funky 'conversations.' But, while I can't write and listen to music at the same time, it doesn't mean that music doesn't impact my writing. For example, "For the Love of the Game" by Pillar was a huge inspiration in forming my Alaskan Courage series about the McKenna family. The McKennas run Last Frontier Adventures, an adventure outfitting company in the heart of Alaska's rugged wilderness. So while I don't listen to the songs while I"m writing, they certainly form a soundtrack in my mind.
I'll be releasing the soundtrack for Submerged on my FB Page shortly before its release in May. Hope you'll enjoy listening to it and that you'll be able to visualize the story unfolding along with the music.
In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite bands and singers--those I find most inspiring.
(The girls with Kutless)
- Christ Tomlin (Favorite song: "I Will Rise")
- Third Day (Favorite song: "Cry Out To Jesus")
- Jeremy Camp (Favorite song: "Enough")
(Hanging with Pillar)
Hope you'll check them out if you haven't already!