Before I write in the morning, I do three things: make coffee, light a candle, and turn on some tunes. There is no 4AM without coffee, I’m not quite sure what the candle is for, but the music is essential. It gives me energy when I’m first drafting and helps me “method” write. In other words, I can’t write sad scenes without sad music, etc.
The soundtrack for Lu started with my Dixie Chicks Pandora station 8 years ago. When I picked it back up 5 years later, I was jamming to the Lumineers Pandora station. Writing at the mercy of the online radio algorithm became a drag, and so I downloaded my favorites, and then I discovered the wonder of Spotify and added more songs based on their recommendations.
My daddy always said my taste in music was eclectic, and I don’t know if it works for anyone other than me, but I thought it’d make for some Friday Fun for y’all. Bonus points if you can guess which songs go with which chapters.