I love all kinds of music. I'm not one of those people who knows names of every band and every song, but I know what I like. When I'm starting a new story, I usually have a 'soundtrack' of sorts. I listened to a lot of Fergie and Shakira when I wrote Trust No One. For my current WIP, titled Retribution, I finally finished my 'official' soundtrack.
1. She Wolf - Shakira
2. Encanto Natural - Palomino Diaz
3. Dejame Tocar - Correa Bros. & Amy Bell
4. Mariposas - Ilona
5. Please Don't Leave Me - Pink
6. New Divide - Linkin Park
7. The Way I Rock - Beau Black
8. La Belle et le Bad Boy - MC Solaar
9. Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas
10. Second Chance - Shinedown
Each song reminds me of a different part of the novel. I love how a song can put you in a certain mood almost instantly. I might add songs to this soundtrack but for now it's perfect. What about all you writers out there, do you listen to music while writing? And readers, what song has the ability to put a smile on your face instantly? For me, it's pretty much anything by Shakira. The woman is a little eccentric but she's got so much passion and it shows in every note she belts out. I was lucky enough to make it to one of her concerts a few years ago and I keep praying she comes back to my city!