Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Road-Trip Wednesday: The Music of Your (Character's) Soul...

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic:
If your WIP or favorite book were music, what song(s) would it be?

I am so glad that this is the topic I jump back into Road-Trip Wednesdays with.  *does little happy dance*  As we all know, my writing is heavily influenced by music (isn't that true for us all, though?)...but by one band in particular.

Yep, you guessed it.  SEETHER.  only the best band ever...and nearly every one of my manuscripts have been influenced in some way shape or form by their music.  Don't believe me?  Well, here are some examples of my Seether-esque writing obsession:

BROKEN (about a girl battling her way back from addiction) was inspired by Fine Again off the Disclaimer album.

A SLIVER OF HOPE (the one I affectionately refer to as my suicidal sister novel) emerged from (in addition to a rather freaky weekend marathon of Discovery Health's Mystery Diagnosis) the lyrics of Fake It from the Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces album.

ALWAYS AND FOREVER (i.e. cancer girl who's a real bitch to everyone she loves most...yeah, I need to fix that...make her more likeable and shit) was actually the product of an ee Cummings poem, a Rise Against song (Savior), Seether's Breakdown, again off Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces and Remedy from their Karma and Effect CD.

Which brings me to my current effort(s) SHUT UP and an as-yet untitled WiP.  SHUT UP was inspired by Rise Above This from (you guessed fave of their albums) Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces and the untitled work grew out of my current obsession with Country Song, the first single off their upcoming album Holding onto Strings Better Left to Fray.  Hello?  How can I not be obsessed with a band whose album titles alone are sheer poetry?

Oh! and while you're visiting, you should really enter my Friday Five contest. It closes tomorrow.