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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Music Time!

So I'm finishing up the rough draft of Howl For Me, when my playlist pops up with this:


And I thought to myself, Oh. Julian's song.

Now don't ask me why two singing guys from Scotland make me think of a Native American from Canada, but there you go. I think it's more the sentiment of the song than anything else. I also know Julian is one of those rare characters who will probably wind up with multiple songs, because this one also calls to me for him:


I think it speaks to his mystical side, the part of him that's Spirit Bear. They've got a heck of a connection to Bear.

Oh yeah, and because he's Julian:


Please don't ask. It hurts my brain sometimes to wonder why characters prefer one song over another.

Cyn's music is pretty much one song so far:



Believe it or not, the only other character who liked this song was Belle.

What?

What?

Sheesh. Okay, Belle liked it a lot. Your point?

Anyway, since I'm starting to hear their music it means I'm just about ready to sit down and start writing them. YAY! Jeff and Fen should be out to my beta readers by Monday, edits are almost complete on Blood of the Maple, and other than a big snowfall that has me feeling like I was hit by a Mack truck everything is going well.

Even if that means I'm going to be listening to a lot of Weird Al in the future.

3 comments:

AimeeKay said...

Belle is an awesome character, so if she and Cyn like the same song then Cyn should be an awesome character too!
And even if it was only Cyn who liked the song, it's a still a great sond to listen to. :)

Marie said...

Thanks for sharing these songs:) I've just started watching your blog and this was a great post! Have you linked songs to your other characters? I'm already getting a feeling about who Julian and Cyn are from these! Love it!

- Marie A.

Dana Marie Bell said...

Oh yeah. For instance, Logan (Very Much Alive) wanted to be written to Enya; Emma (The Wallflower) would talk to me whenever I played something cheerful. Each character has either a single song or a tone of songs that they love. Play the wrong thing and I can't write AT ALL. For instance, I already know when I do Stern Negotiations I have to (HAVE TO) be listening to the Firefly soundtrack. It suits both the hero and the heroine to a T!

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