Music certainly helps inspire me while writing and while I don't have an actual playlist, there is usually that one song I associate with each of my stories. I thought I would share a few of them with you.
FAKE BOOBS - This is a story about self-esteem and I told it a little differently than my other stories. Half way through I went back and retold parts of the story through the male POV. It was important to me to show the readers how a girl who lacked self confidence could misinterpret what was really going on in a guys head.
Tori Albert transforms herself into the Barbie that she believes every guy dreams of. It was kind of hard for me not to associate Barbie Girl by Aqua with this story.
HOOKER HEELS - I wrote a scene in Hooker Heels where Kenna was in the car and Kelly Clarkson's, Heartbeat Song comes on the radio and she starts singing along to it. It was the moment where she realized she was finally happy and had fallen in love and she yells out, "F*ck Kelly Clarkson, this is my heartbeat song." It was a scene that got scrapped early on in my writing process. And even though I deleted it, every time I hear Heartbeat Song, I still think of Kenna Winston.