Lodestar Soundtrack — May 24, 2011

Lodestar Soundtrack

I’ve posted about soundtracks before.  I’ve even posted a soundtrack for Lodestar.  (Or When the Star Fell. We’re still in title flux over here.)

Looking back over that soundtrack, and thinking about the soundtrack as it stands now, I’ve realized something.  These soundtracks aren’t so much what you’d hear if the books were turned into movies.  These are tracks that when I hear them I think of one of my books or of a character.

So here’s the updated soundtrack for my contemporary fantasy, Lodestar.

“In Her Eyes” by Josh Groban (pretty much how the MC thinks of his predicament and of how one character views him)
“Untouchable” by Taylor Swift (whenever I hear this song, there’s one scene in my book that comes to life in my head as I sing the song, so vividly I sometimes want to cry)
“This Time” from the August Rush soundtrack (the first lines evoke one of the scenes at the end of the novel for me, the chorus evokes some of the internal conflict for the MC)
“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban (basically how the MC feels about being thrust into this world he had no idea existed) *slight pause in soundtrack building to get lost in Josh Groban’s voice*
“So Close” from the Enchanted soundtrack (pretty much every interaction between the MC and his primary love interest as there’s a physical reason they can’t touch, not even to hold hands)
“To Where You Are” by Josh Groban (evokes really the way the MC feels about the primary love interest, and a little bit of the emotion toward the end of the book) *pausing again for that gorgeous voice*
“Open Your Eyes (to Love)” from the Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack (there’s a scene between the primary love interest and another character that is basically this and I think about this scene when hearing this song)

Soundtrack Redux — July 8, 2010

Soundtrack Redux

As I near typing “The End” on this first draft, I thought I’d take a post to share with you my working soundtrack for this novel.  I say “working” in that these are songs I could imagine being on the soundtrack if this book were made into a movie.  I usually listen to music while I’m writing so it could be taken in that sense as well.  (Though generally I just have my iPod on shuffle and so there’s nothing specific for any one scene.)
“This Time” from the August Rush soundtrack
“Shining Star” by the Backstreet Boys
“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
“So Close” from the Enchanted soundtrack
“Bigger than my Body” by John Mayer
“To Where You Are” by Josh Groban
Of course, too, there’d be a killer instrumental score or ten for various parts of the movie.  (Preferably by John Williams, Howard Shore, or Patrick Doyle.)
So, that’s the list as far as that goes.  When I said I don’t have anything specific for any scenes, it’s not entirely true.  As I approached writing my final, climactic battle scene I decided that I would need some appropriate music.  So I created a playlist fittingly titled, “Battle Anthems.”  Here’s what’s on that one.
“The Mob Song” from the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack
“Battle” by Colbie Caillat
“Narissa Arrives” from the Enchanted soundtrack
“Bells of Freedom” by Bon Jovi
“Do You Hear the People Sing?” from Les Mis
“The Attack on Rue Plumet” from Les Mis
“First Attack” from Les Mis
“Second Attack/The Final Battle” from Les Mis
“The Treason of Isengard” from the Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack
“The Bridge of Khazad Dum” from the Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack
“Amon Hen” from the Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack
“The Ride of the Rohirrim” from the Return of the King soundtrack
“The Fields of Pelennor” from the Return of the King soundtrack
“The Riders of Rohan” from the Two Towers soundtrack
“Helm’s Deep” from the Two Towers soundtrack
“I’ll Make a Man out of You” from the Mulan soundtrack
“The Swordfight” from the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack (movie not musical)
“Swords Crossed” from the Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl soundtrack
“Savages (Part 1)” from the Pocahontas soundtrack
“Savages (Part 2)” from the Pocahontas soundtrack
“Into the Fire” from the Scarlet Pimpernel soundtrack (musical not movie)
“Falcon in the Dive” from the Scarlet Pimpernel soundtrack (musical not movie)
“The Duel [Instrumental]” from the Scarlet Pimpernel soundtrack (musical not movie)
“Battle Hymn of the Republic” from the Singles Ward soundtrack
So there you have it.  That’s my playlist for this book and for writing a big battle scene.  Hope you all have a good day.
Soundtrack — December 1, 2009


As I write, I listen to music.  Every once in a while, a song will pop up that just suits the book or a character to a tee.  I thought today I’d share the soundtrack that fits for Oracles Promise.  We’ll see how this goes.

I can’t find them all in the playlist creator.

The playlist is in the sidebar. I think.

Here are the songs for the full list, including what I couldn’t find on the site.

Bigger than My Body by John Mayer
You Found Me by Kelly Clarkson
Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of by U2
The Best Thing by Savage Garden
Elgar/Something Inside from the August Rush soundtrack

Then for my climax, a medley of Mozart:

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Allegro
Symphony No. 40 Allegro
Piano Concerto no. 21: Andante
Symphony No. 40 “Jupiter”: Moldo Allegro
Clarinet Concerto in A: Adagio

And for scenes with a certain character:
Violin Concerto no. 3 Adagio

And for a mysterious character:
Around the Corner of Your Eye by M2M