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Wednesday Blogging: Music I’m Writing To Right Now

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I know I’ve posted my playlists before–and recently–but this week’s Wednesday Blogging is about what playlists are getting us through our current work in progress. So, rather than just throw the playlist up here, I’ll throw it up here and talk about some of the songs and how they relate, so it’s not a repeat of every other time I’ve done this topic.

I’ll throw some tidbits about The Ex in here, too, so spoiler alert, if you don’t like that sort of thing, fair warning.

So, here we go. This is what what I’m writing The Ex to:

Let me talk at you about a few of the songs a minute.

“Navy,” Kilo Kush I needed something super sexy to write a particular scene with Sophie, and this did it, in a big way.

“Still Into You,” Paramore When I announced the title of this book, everybody went nuts, thinking Sophie and Neil were going to break up. While Sophie is definitely having some cold feet about marriage,  they’re still very much together. It’s a challenge to write about a relationship two years in and keep it fresh and sexy and interesting, which is why I think this song describes them perfectly. They’re more in love with every page. And I’m still into them, too.

“All of Me,” John Legend The non-beat-added version. This becomes a very special song for Sophie and Neil. The first time I heard it, I thought of them, and I needed a song to mention in a scene, and BAM, there it was. Totally perfect.

“Somebody Loves You,” Betty Who This one is pretty self-explanatory, but the line “somebody misses you when you’re away” was made this song ping in my mind, because as Sophie’s magazine takes off, she’s got less time to spend with Neil. He loves her and supports her, but he still misses her when she works late or stays in the city.

“Flaws,” Bastille Both Neil and Sophie will be working through some major personal stuff during this book, but they go through it together. I think when you get with the right person, someone who can be there for you no matter what, you feel safe enough to start working on yourself.

Wanna know what the other Wednesday bloggers are listening to? Check out their playlists:

Kris Norris • Tess Grant • Jessica Jarman • Bronwyn Green • Gwendolyn Cease


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  1. Great list! And now I’m listening to it. 😛 Loved seeing how they fit into Neil and Sophie’s story.

    July 23, 2014
  2. Nonnie

    Maaaaan, Mr. Brightside is one of my all time favorite songs. It’s just like, a rush. Great list.

    July 23, 2014
  3. Gwen Cease
    Gwen Cease

    I love Katy Perry and Lorde!! Awesome music choices.

    July 23, 2014
  4. Love seeing how songs fit the stories. They’re such great inspiration! But you might need some Weird Al. I’m just saying.

    July 23, 2014
  5. This is unrelated to this post specifically, but while I’m here I thought I’d ask how you managed not to rage quit in the middle of recapping 50 Shades? I’m doing the same thing with The Host by Stephanie Meyer and I’m only like a third of the way through when I had to throw the book across the room. I didn’t realize what you went through to get through all those recaps. I want to give you an award.

    July 24, 2014
  6. Love Mr. Brightside – and I need to listen to some of these others.

    July 28, 2014
  7. Mad Men , Written by Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Victor Levin, Erin Levy, Frank Pierson, Michael Saltzman, Matthew Weiner; AMC .

    July 31, 2014

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