Book Soundtracks

I think all books need soundtracks. I’ve always loved music, and I’ve always loved writing, so it makes sense to me to create “soundtracks” for my stories. The first one I made was for this horrendous–and very long–story my best friend and I wrote over the period of a few years. The “soundtrack” had lots of corny teen pop music, and I made it by recording CDs onto tapes on a boombox. Then I made another one. And another one. Over the years of working on Padmin I collected songs that I thought were fitting. It was–and still is–a fun process for me, because I love it when I hear a song that perfectly represents my story. I’m also slightly embarrassed by my corniness, so I probably won’t share the songs, but that’s okay.

You know what I think would be really cool? If authors could bundle a CD with their books. I know I would definitely love to listen to a book’s soundtrack. Who knows? Maybe bundling a CD with a book is in our future. After all, book trailers have become popular, so why not this?

Speaking of music, here are some inspirational lyrics to end on. As you can see, I’m a big fan of musicals.

How many times did I hear it? How many times did they try?
To somehow break my spirit, to somehow make me die.
“Huey, you’re odd, crazy and slow. Now much to look at–”
Well, maybe that’s so. They tried so hard to drag me down low.

~Memphis, “Radio”

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