Any of you who have hung around my blog for a while have probably figured out that I'm a big music fan--hence the daily blog theme song, the romance I wrote about a rockstar, and my regular tweets about going to concerts or playing Guitar Hero. (Yes, I'm a thirty-year-old mom who plays Guitar Hero--look, I never said I was cool, alright.)
So it's probably no surprise that I find music very inspiring for my writing process too. Sometimes a song can spark a story idea or sometimes I'll hear a song later and it resonates perfectly with something I've written already. The latter happened to me the other day.
I was driving, thinking about my book, and a song that I've heard many times before came on. However, this time I really heard the lyrics and they gave me chills--the song fit the theme of my book perfectly. So now every time I hear it, it just makes me want to work on the book more.
So here's my theme song for Exposure Therapy. Now, I know it's a sad song--and yes my romance does have a happy ending, it is a romance after all--but there are also a lot of dark things these characters have to handle within themselves before getting there.
"Outside" by Staind (player in sidebar, if you want to hear the song)
So I'm curious, do you use music in your writing? What's one of the songs that you'd put on the soundtrack for your book? Does your story have a theme song?