Before we delve into this musical post a big congrats goes out to Allison Maruska, winner of the 15th Scribble Challenge! Allison is the author of the runaway hit, The Fourth Descendant, YA novel, Drake and the Fliers, and the Project Renovatio Trilogy. Her entry to the last challenge of the season accrued the most votes ANY Scribble Challenge has ever received.
Check out her website, AllisonMaruska.com, for great flash fiction and writing tips. We’re all looking forward to your guest post here on Scribbles, Allison!
The hellions are finished school for the summer.
It’s great, because I can see them more often, and not great, because: writing.
There was a time I needed complete and utter silence to concentrate on my WIP. It was a BASTARD of a handicap. Life is loud. If ye authorly type-layers wait for optimal conditions to get anything done, the pace of ye work will inevitably suffer. That’s an old English proverb. Probably.
I had to train myself to write in a madhouse. My trick? Grabbing a set of headphones and subjecting the old eardrums to blaring music. As I tap away at my computer now, I’m happily listening to the Arctic Monkeys scream I Wanna be Yours while thirteen thousand of the hellions’ friends raid my cupboards for (
crack) sugary snacks.
Over the years, the tracks I’ve listened to repeatedly while working on Old Souls have evolved into a playlist. While many budding authors dream of big-screen grandeur, it’s my hope that the story is developed into a Game of Thrones style television series one day, following the lives of my immortal characters back and forth through time.
For your listening pleasure, here are a few songs from the Old Souls soundtrack:
Lucien burns down The Gate:
Dreaming of Layla:
Doubts of sanity:
(Also the song I would use in my book trailer, if the world was a perfect place.)
Khai arrives at the hospital:
Layla talks about her time on Devon Island:
Lucien and Layla on the Carrier Pigeon:
The Stones attack Silas’ Ending Ceremony:
Lucien remembers pieces of his past:
Layla suffers in the Trogue Lair:
Layla is captured:
The Anunna leave Nigeria:
Morrigan kisses Lucien:
Lucien leaves for Ellis Fort:
The attack on Devon Island:
Catching up with Doctor Brauen:
As I mentioned: The list is incomplete, but Wordpress doesn’t love all these YouTube links. It’s possible a more complete list will be posted when the book comes out.
For those who have been wondering, Old Souls edits are going well! Stay tuned to Scribbles for summer updates.