When Bloodline came out, I got some questions about whether I listen to music while I write, and if so, what do I listen to?
The answer is no, I don’t listen while I write, but I do listen while I plot. In fact, the right mix of music is integral to my process of digging ideas up out of my subconscious. I jump on the treadmill, put on my soundtrack, and get to work. As a result, I’m constantly looking for new music, because once a song is associated with a certain book, that’s it. My muse has sucked all the juice out of it like a vampire and is on the prowl for the next victim.
Over the next six days, I’m going to post the highlights of the music I listened to while working on Hoarfrost. Let me know if you like these sorts of posts, and if I should do them for other books!
One of the things you’ll notice is that a lot of the Hoarfrost songs have lyrics relating to darkness or fire. Sometimes the songs my brain seizes on don’t seem to have anything to do with the book, but in this case a surprising number of them have some sort of obvious connection, at least in part. 😀
First up is the remix of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” from Lorde. And yes, I’m old enough to remember the original. This one is much better.
I also wanted to mention that I’ve uploaded some Arctic Expedition gear to my CafePress Store, which you can take a gander at here.