Last year, I read a post by Kelly Hashway where she talked about the playlist for her book. It got me thinking. If my characters had their own music video, what would the song be? It's been a lot of fun. I can't hear a song without trying to match it with a character.
Funny enough, something unexpected happened while listening to "A Little Faster" by There for Tomorrow.
This seemed to come out of somewhere. I mean, the song became her theme because of the beat not the words. Besides, I thought I was done with her power.
Then, there was "Hero (The Legion of Doom Remix)" by Skillet.
I was listening to the remix and suddenly, an epic battle unfolded. I saw who was fighting, why and what each characters was doing. Now, I have an idea of how my series will end. I can't listen to "Hero (The Legion of Doom Remix)" without picturing that battle or the trailer for the final book in my trilogy.
Finally- well not really but if I listed all the songs that inspired me we'd be here all day- "Awake and Alive (The Quickening)."
What about you, have you ever gotten an idea you never thought you needed?