I was never a believer in the playlist for your book thing. I mean, with the whole Stephenie Meyer let’s-have-a-book-concert thing, I was like, really woman? You listen to ALL that while you write? How do you think at night?
Anyway, color me a convert because I now have a SCOUT playlist. I listen to a few songs everytime before I start to write or when I change scenes. Yanno, that sort of thing. This embarrasses me to no end. Why? Well, I’m very private about my writing. Aside from my dad who edits, Nate is the only person who knows what my books are about. Oh yeah, and my agent, because telling him what the book was about was sort of a prerequisite for the he’ll-represent-my-book thing.
Anyway, so back to Nate. “So what” by Pink (Yeah, I know. Be quiet.) has been playing in my apartment about, oh, ten times a day as I’ve been buckling down to write. We went out in Austin this weekend and I was driving my friends out there, Pink came on the radio. Nate was like, “Oh, Chandler! This is your jam.” Which of course left everyone wondering, because, if you don’t know Pink’s “So What” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Chandler Craig’s jam.
Unfortunately, Nate had no problem explaining exactly what he meant, so the cat (haha, get it–feline shapeshifter) was out of the bag.
Doesn’t mean I’m giving up my SCOUT playlist, though. Currently, my playlist is as follows (Please save the mocking until after the last name is read):
So What by Pink–my theme song for the character of Scout
The Way I Live by DJ Storm and featuring Lil Boosie
Paper Planes by MIA–If you are wondering what the common theme of these songs is; it’s because Scout is a badass
See You Again by Miley Cyrus–She’s 15!
7 Things by Miley Cyrus–lot of teenage love angst goin’ on
What Time is It and We’re All in This Together by the cast of High School Musical–because….I like it?
Love Song by Sara Bareilles
Sexy Can I by Ray J
Theme from Harry Potter by James Dorsey Orchestra
The Quidditch World Cup from Harry Potter Soundtrack–I love listening to the Harry Potter soundtrack because no words!
Calabria by Enur–Love this because I can’t undertand the words!
Anyway, not all of these songs inspire my writing, but something about listening to the sames ones everytime I sit down to write helps me trigger some brain spark (the technical turn) and that gets my butt in gear to start pounding out the words.
What’s on your manny’s playlist?
Status: I will be writing slash watching the debates. Working hard and having fun. The script is coming along swimmingly. Talk to me in a week when I am wrapping it up. Oh, did I mention that? I want to have it done in a week. K, thanks bye.