Music is a key thing to get me into the mood for a book. Heck, I’ve gotten so enamored on a song I’ve concocted a whole story it. Once the book is written, I have nothing to do with that song or artist for a few months because I’ve just over played them. I don’t particularly plan on who I am going to listen to during the day. I just put Spotify on shuffle and listen to whatever is on my liked songs list.
If I’m going to be writing dark fantasy, I like to listen to Nightwish or Kamelot or even some instrumental collections to bring me into the other world where dark elves and vampire fairies exist. If my muses decide they want to focus solely on vampires, then I break out Type O Negative, Concrete Blonde, or Moonspell When I get down and dirty and into the action scenes or big fights, then I pop in Disturbed, Fever 333, or some of my favorite movie soundtracks. Queen of the Damned is up in my top ten. I also enjoy the Underworld Soundtracks, Resident Evil, Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, and Blade so I can see the battle happening before me. For other things it all depends. I’m not a huge fan of country or opera.
What bands help you get into the mood? Some authors post playlists for their books, is that something you like or would you choose your own play list if you could?
Here are a few of mine playlists if you want to give a listen:
Playlist 1 – For General stuff