What's up, internet? I decided it'd be fun to share some minor hints about my novel Extraction today. And seeing as I've been in a singing mood lately, what better way than to use song?
Sorry, you're not gonna hear me sing. Not today.
I've always been a crazy big fan of music. Which isn't that special, I know, but it's led to the point where I often have serious trouble writing scenes when I don't have the music that fits the mood. I tend to prefer instrumental pieces--scores from movies like Apollo 13 and Jurassic Park have been recent picks--but I also have some songs with lyrics on my Extraction playlist.
So, if you'd like some hints about the book...here are some of the lyrics from my writing songs that fit a character or a moment way too perfectly (Though often metaphorically. Keep that in mind):
But you can skyrocket away from me, and never come back if you find another galaxy. (Boats and Birds by Gregory and the Hawk)
I still want to drown whenever you leave; please teach me gently how to breathe. (Shelter by Birdy)
And I'm a goddamn coward, but then again so are you. (The Lion's Roar by First Aid Kit)
Stars are falling all for us. (Your Guardian Angel by The Red Jump Suit Apparatus)
And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears. And love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears. (After the Storm by Mumford and Sons)
Take your time 'cause your up against space; sweep up the tears running down your face. (End of All Time by Stars of Track and Field)
There are more...but that's all I'll give you for now. :)
Oh! Except one other thing. Many months ago, my gorgeous and talented friend Riley Redgate wrote a song for Extraction with lyrics based loosely on a poem from the book. Her song is titled "Long Gone." Check out her snazzy piano-playing skills and beautiful voice!