Music is powerful. It has the power to change our moods and mindsets, and I use this to my advantage. For every story I write, even short stories, I create a soundtrack that’s specific to that book. I search for songs that remind me of the struggles the characters are going through, their tragedies, longings, hopes, dreams, and victories are all included in these soundtracks.
I suppose in the same way reading moves us to different times and places, writing does the same for me. The music only makes it better. I find it incredible how the stress of the world can be weighing on my shoulders, but as soon as I turn on that soundtrack, I’m transported to my characters’ world. And as you read these books, I hope that’s what happens to you, too.