Shannon Stacey

Got music?

I wish books had soundtracks—like an mp3 could somehow be inbedded in an ebook file. (Yes, therefore, with licensing fees making said ebook cost $200 a pop, probably.)

But the King Arthur soundtrack is perfect for Rise of the Warlord. In reading it yesterday I could actually hear the tracks in my head, no doubt lingering there from the writing of the rough draft. Hell, I might even have to buy a few copies of the soundtrack to give away with the book when it releases. :rofl:

The only annoyance for me—that the song sung by Dawn Bradfield as Vanora (Bors’s wife) isn’t on the soundtrack. Haunting.

I have a couple of other soundtracks I enjoy while writing: from Last of the Mohicans (too…sweet? soft?…for Warlord) and from Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (too peppy and energetic for Warlord).

So back to humming fierce instrumentals while editing. I want this book done…more or less. Good news—once it’s done I have no more contracts/deadlines to face. Bad news—once it’s done, I have no more contracts/deadlines to face.

Must. Write. Faster.

3 comments to “Got music?”

  1. Anna Lucia
      · August 9th, 2006 at 10:26 am · Link

    Better first, faster later. Not to say you’re not good (becuase you’re freaking amazing) but quality is a better aspiration than quantity. :penguin: I know. I’m annoying.

    I don’t have soundtracks for books, per se, but The Prodigy and Rob Dougan always get the words flowing, especially for angsty bits. The only exception is Sting’s Mad About You from his unplugged album, which is THE song for Danglies, and an as unwritten story that keeps throwing songs at me like David Gray stuff and Aqualung’s Strange and Beautiful.

  2. Charlene
      · August 9th, 2006 at 9:30 pm · Link

    New contracts=good! :cheesy:

  3. Shannon
      · August 9th, 2006 at 11:19 pm · Link

    Anna, Sting is the only one of those you mentioned I’ve ever heard of. :rofl:

    And most definitely, Charli. I was offered one today, as a matter of fact. :thumb: Details when I return from camping.


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