Hi all, Julia here. I’ve talked before about the importance of music and writing, but today I’m going to touch on the songs that I listened to while writing, editing, and generally wringing my hands over “Seduction in the Snow” in the upcoming One Week in Wyoming anthology.
When I start writing a book, I create a playlist with the working title and begin throwing songs on it. Since I write historical romance as well as contemporary it can be tough finding lyrics that match the scenarios I think I might run into (although let me tell you, if I had better French of any Italian there’s a whole world of crazy opera arias that would fit historicals pretty well). Instead, I go for a mood that feels like the book I’m writing.
For “Seduction in the Snow” I wanted a few angsty songs, some with confused, “Wait, are we a couple or not?” lyrics, and a whole lot of sexy girl-power blues rock. If I’m being totally honest, I would admit that I just listened to Pistol Annies’ “I Feel a Sin Comin’ On” on repeat. The problem is that just one song makes for both very poor playlists and blog posts. Here’s a more expansive look at what was on my One Week in Wyoming Spotify list.
I like to think that my heroes and heroines enjoy a good mix of blues, soul, and rock while they figure themselves out.