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.
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