It’s amazing how music can inspire. I was going through old playlists that were for some writing projects I had started and never finished. I’ll also post The Dumbing Down of Love’s playlist after I finish posting the novel as well.
I stumbled onto a playlist “Untitled – Piers Druchark” and my interest in the project rekindled. It’s an untitled story with a man character named Piers. Great filing system isn’t it!
As I listened to the songs, I remembered why I started the story and though I may not want to take it in the direction I once did, I do want to finish it. I remember writing the first scene which takes place at the execution of a criminal and hearing “We Might As Well Be Strangers” by Keane and having the entire first chapter flash before my eyes.
The entire playlist brought me back to why I created the characters. The playlist also helped me to remember why I write.
In November, I normally do the NaNoWriMo challenge (short for National Novel Writing Month) and I’m really good for about 2 weeks and then my birthday and the holidays hit and I start failing. This year, I plan to take October and November and try finish Piers’ story.
I know I’ve said it a million times before this year, but I need to get back to writing. It makes me sane in this insane world.