Creating a playlist for the drafting process of each novel is a big thing of mine. Music helps set tone, pace, and emotion to name a few. Sometimes, you only know what you’re thinking, or what you want to write, once you’ve listened to a certain song. Click the links to listen to the playlists for EVO Nation and EVO Shift.
My drafting playlist for EVO Ghost:
- Linkin Park: Numb
- Skillet: Not Gonna Die
- Skillet: Freakshow
- Sia: Cheap Thrills
- Sia: Elastic Heart
- Sia: Alive
Yes, I love Sia!
I need to just add that the opening lines to’Fight Song’ gave me actual goosepimples. ‘Like a small boat in the ocean, sending big waves into motion.’ EVO Nation readers will understand my being in awe of this line considering the start of book one. Such a perfect summary!
- Labrinth: Jealous
- Panic! At The Disco: Emperor’s New Clothes
- Bullet For My Valentine: Hearts Burst Into Fire
- David Guetta ft Sia: Titanium
- Stone Sour: 30/30-150
There is a story here: 30/30-150 was the song I was listening to when EVO Nation was just a seed of an idea many years ago. I think this song could have set the tone for the whole series. EVO Nation series readers, what do you reckon?