SEPTEMBER IN SONGS

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.

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WHEN WE FIRST DROPPED OUR BAGS ON APARTMENT FLOORS…

Yep, yes, you guessed it. It’s a Taylor Swift song. I think I don’t need to say I’m a Taylor Swift fan – although I just did. I was completely obsessed with 1989, listened to it nonstop for months, depicted each lyric trying to guess the stories behind them. Unfortunately, I can’t remember exactly why Welcome to New York was the one that gave birth to this book. It’s not my favorite song, not even close, to be honest. I only remember I found my two main characters in these verses:

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