Music shapes my writing, from considering the initial seed of an idea, to figuring out characters and plot and scenes, to company while drafting. By the time I’m knee-deep in a draft, I have a playlist ready to go. These range from songs that inspired the original idea; reminded me of characters, pairings, or situations; or helped me evoke a particular atmosphere.
I thought it would fun to share some of the music I listened to (over and over again) while writing and revising The Queen of Coin and Whispers.
Here’s a secret: I wasn’t in love with the original Ghostbusters as a kid.
I was more of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kind of girl. Or a retelling of The Three Musketeers as dogs. Transformers. My Little Pony. Captain Planet. Or a retelling of Treasure Island as animals. (Are you sensing a theme?) I first watched it on TV, and saw it every so often when it was repeated. I definitely remember watching the cartoon.
But I wasn’t in love, definitely not obsessed, and I was obsessed with enough things as a kid to recognise this.