Hi all! It was actually my day yesterday, but for some strange reason, cyberspace didn't like me and woudn't let me in *sniffle*.
Anyway, my thoughts for the day (scarey...I actually have thoughts!).
So many people ask what inspires me, and most of all, it is music. It sets the mood. Leads me inwards. No, not space music LOL.
If I'm writing a swashbuckling scene, my music reflects that. A sad scene? Music reflects that.
I wrote Soul of a Witch mostly to the soundtrack of Gladiator (Russell Crowe's film). Heart of a Traitor - I mostly played the songs "Shame" and "Some People Are Strange". Soul of the Forgotten was similar music, but also included "I Wouldn't Be a Man (If I didn't Feel Like This)" and "Shot Full Of Love".
Songs like "Don't Pay The Ferryman" and "Holy Grail" really push my imagination.
Some music is great for fight scenes, violent scenes, and yet others for the tender moments.
Music suits my heroes, too. Such as when I'm writing a love scene and I listen to "I Wouldn't Be A Man" just inspires tenderness in my hero. "Don't Pay The Ferryman" gives an edge of desperation to a scene.
Just recently I cought a CD By Sandi Thom, and two songs on that CD - "Lonely Girl" & "Sunset Borderline" show me, in my minds eye, a lonely Heroine, facing the universe alone and brave, but with a secret longing for her love and someone to be by her side.
Music can make my universe explode in action, loneliness, fear, horror...
Yep, music is a main ingredient for my inspiration. It sets my mood, reflects the setcion of writing I'm working on, and helps the words flow from the keyboard to the screen. I couldn't live without my music. Heck, I even went through nursing studies with music! LOL