Every story needs a soundtrack

I can’t write without music. It helps me concentrate, keeps me inspired, and makes the words come easier. It’s not as simple as just turning on the radio, though: depending on what I’m writing, I need very specific music to listen to. The real trick is figuring out what each project wants to be written to. At times, I’ll put on music, spend hours typing and deleting the same paragraph, and then realize that the music is somehow wrong for whatever I’m trying to write. Conversely, sometimes the music I’m listening to will take a scene in another direction, or even show up in the scene itself. This is an assortment of the music I was listening to while writing and editing the manuscript, including some of the songs Roxane herself listens to during her investigation.

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