A Special Kind of Productivity

Today was a Monday sort of Wednesday. As a result, I spent one of my daughter’s naps finishing Sense and Sensibility, and the other nap making a Demon’s Heart playlist, which turned out to be a lot more fun than I was expecting. As such, I decided it was worth sharing with the world. Enjoy a peek at my eclectic music tastes!

1. I’m Still Here (John Rzeznik, Treasure Planet)
2. Nothing in My Way (Keane, Under the Iron Sea)
3. Ein Elefant für dich (Wir sind Helden, Von Hier An Blind) (*I laughed the first time I saw the title of this song–“An elephant for you.” But it’s sweet and pretty and one of my favorites from Wir sind Helden. Who’da thunk a song about elephants could be sweet and pretty?*)
4. I’m Happy Just to Dance with You (The Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night)
5. Tempus Vernum (Enya, A Day Without Rain)
6. We Might as Well Be Strangers (Keane, Hopes and Fears)
7. Home (Michael Buble, It’s Time)
8. The Fields of Pelennor (Howard Shore, Return of the King)
9. A Man I’ll Never Be (Boston, Don’t Look Back)
10. Iris (Goo Goo Dolls, Greatest Hits Volume One) (*Another fun name story: I flatly refused to listen to Goo Goo Dolls for years because I thought their name was so stupid. I still think so.*)
11. Day Will Come (Keane, Strangeland)
12. The Call (Regina Spektor, Prince Caspian) (*Probably the only good thing to come out of that movie.*)
13. Stand (Rascal Flatts, Me and My Gang)

What do you think? Have you ever made a playlist for your book?



  1. I love this playlist! It’s so diverse and tells me a lot about your personality.
    I don’t have a playlist, per se, but I do have go-to songs that I like to listen to before I write. Emphasis on “before.” I’m one of those that can’t listen to music and write at the same time.
    I would like to create a playlist, read: soundtrack, for my book series. That would be a lot of fun! And also quite challenging. I like it!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yes, I usually can’t listen to music while I’m writing either. It only works for me when I’m using it to drown out other distractions, and even then it has to be instrumental. But it was absurdly fun to find music that fit with my story. And I was surprised by how perfectly some of the songs applied to certain scenes! It was a really fun exercise, and I’m already starting to make subconscious playlists for other writing projects 🙂

  2. Nice playlist. I don’t have a particular playlist, but I tend to listen to instrumental music when I write. For my book set in Ireland, I love listening to Enya, the soundtracks from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, along with Celtic Woman and the Chieftains. For others, sometimes an album of Thunderstorm or Ocean Waves is enough.

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