What Music Inspires You?

Music, for me, is like a conduit straight into the heart of the muse. Some people like writing or doing other activities in silence. I can’t. Whether it’s driving in the car, writing a book, or doing daily tasks, I need music.

For writing, I create a soundtrack for each book. It’s a mysterious process and I have no idea why some songs work and others don’t. That’s the beauty of music. It works or it doesn’t. In addition to a soundtrack, there is always *that one song* that gets me inspired.

For WATER’S BLOOD, the key song was Furnace Room Lullaby by Neko Case (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nBt_e9tzdQ)

For RAGING FIRE, the key song was “Try” by PINK. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdHCec23BKE)

For EARTHBOUND, the key song is “Demons” by Imagine Dragons. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQYaoiIFh8

What about y’all? What songs inspire you? Give you energy?