Posted by: Author | February 20, 2011

New Soundtrack for New WIP

I have the basics in my head for a new WIP and I’ve made the soundtrack for it.  As readers of this blog will recall, I make a soundtrack of songs that fit my nebulous idea of where my story is going (sometimes it doesn’t quite work out that way)- then I immerse myself in the songs  before I start to write.  The songs get in my subconscious and then I come up with great stuff to further the plot-  I just finished this track 2 nights ago (as I write this post- it’s the 17th) and I already have lots of ideas. 

This time around, I have no names yet. I usually name my computer folder after the hero. This time I had to name it after one of the settings of this story- The ocean liner called The Queen Mary.  I’m going to stay on it for 2 nights in March (for fun and research) and I’m sure the rest of the story will gel when I take the behind the scenes and ghost tours.  

Here are the songs on the soundtrack -see if you can guess where I’m going with this one: 

Spooky – Atlanta Rhythm Section; I’m a Believer – The Monkees; Don’t You Care- The Buckinghams;  Gimme Back My Bullets Lynnard Skynnard; Come a Little Bit Closer Jay and the Americans; My Old School– Steely Dan; Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder; White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane; Fever Peggy Lee;  Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival; This Guy’s in Love – Herb Alpert; How Can I Fall– Breathe; House of the Rising Sun– The Animals; Telephone Line – ELO; Freedom – George Michael; Undun – The Guess Who; Barefootin’ – Johnny Rivers

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  1. You have a lot of great old songs there. I’m spooky with a hint of believing in something and trying to get free. 🙂 At least that’s what the titles say. LOL

    • You’re on the right track, Ciara! LOL!

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