Even though Monday is half over and I’m half asleep I thought I would throw up something for todays event that’s been inspiring me with my writing. Don’t know what Monday’s Muse is? Visit the link below and see Robin at Cinnnamon and Honey for the details!
When I write I have to have music and often times I’ll make up a playlist to go with the theme of my books to keep me in the mood of my characters. I’ll change the playlist around or add and subtract songs as needed to keep my inspiration. I find it really lets me dig into a character by matching the mood to a song.
And what better singer songwriter to listen to for a heart rendering themed piece than Colbie Caillat. I first heard her singing with Jason Mraz over at Ruby Red Slippers blog. I was instantly hooked on the sound of her voice and the lyrics of the song. They may be syrupy for some but I really took to the lightness.
One of my favorites is Bubbly from her Coco album. I also like Fine Wire about balancing during a difficult time. You can listen to her songs on her website and purchase them for yourself as well – Colbie Caillat.
However it’s a song from her new album that’s inspired today’s participation in Monday’s Muse. The songs I Won’t and Rainbow really have helped me be a part of my characters angst (cause what’s a love story without angst?).
You Got Me also has a fun sound. Okay I love the whole album! Just check it out. You should also check out who else is playing Monday’s Muse, just click the Guitar above and be transported to Cinnamon and Honey!
What does music mean for you? Does it inspire you to do things?