What is it about rock music and medieval romance that goes hand in hand and drives ME crazy?
Maybe it’s the drumbeat and horse hooves pounding the ground or a giant fearless knight storming the castle or sitting atop his great warhorse staring down at his lady love with a last look before he rides off to battle the king of all villains. Whatever it is, it brings out the best in me and furious writing scenes that are ones I love and mirror ones I do not have to edit much. For example, I was writing to ‘Sail’ for my Viking series before I heard it in the TV series trailer. I’d first heard the song from a low-budget, although good, horror movie and I just had to have it.
For Rourke it was U2’s ‘Windows in the skies’. A specific scene when Alexa is looking down on Rourke before he rides out of the bailey- A pivotal moment because their feelings hit them both at the same moment.
For Darc, it was mostly Lisa Gerrard and Lana del Ray, but for a few scenes it was classic Deep Purple’s ‘Perfect Strangers’ set on repeat.
For Draped in Red, mostly girl leads, Mazzy Star (love her voice)
Music plays a very important role when I am writing. Then there are times when I can’t listen to it and it’s just silent writing. Mostly during dialogue.
The wonders of music. Like magic it can get the muse going or lift the spirits and let’s not forget…great for those long road trips. 🙂