As I said in previous posts, music has a heavy influence on my writing. I listen to music all the time, and I’m constantly in the lookout for songs that fit into my plots. Or for plots that would fit into the songs. Sometimes it’s hard to say what comes first. This year I’ve been keeping a bullet journal (anyone else?), and every month I’ve been making lists of the songs I loved discovering that month. Some of them have already inspired parts of the book I’m writing now, and even the next one. Some I just liked for reasons unrelated to writing. Anyway, since music is such a big part of my life, I thought I’d share my monthly findings with you! These are my September favorites.
One of my favorite things to read about is the human condition. I love to sit, depict and reflect on everything that makes us what we are. Love? Faith? Music? Mathematics? Utter confusion and lack of direction? Yes, all of it. I love it even more when this is discussed in a different, original way. In today’s post, I’ll talk about three books I’ve read recently that did just that. For reasons unknown, they all involve aliens. I’m not particularly a fan of extraterrestrial matters, and I know that writing about aliens might not be exactly original, but I assure you these skilled authors didn’t disappoint.
Twelve days, eight shows, six cities. An unexpected, yet impossible to refuse invitation. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. How many unknown artists land this kind of gig? According to Pete, not many. He wanted to accept it, so I agreed. Maybe this would open the door to our first album. This is how book #2 starts!
Before we get started, just look at this: Isn’t it the most beautiful cover you have ever seen? I know, I’m biased, but… it’s the most beautiful cover I have ever seen!