Tuesday, June 11, 2013

If CHASING DIRT ROADS Had a Soundtrack

So, I've been working on this for several weeks actually. The topic was brought up after the lovely Marta Acosta and I were chatting about it on Twitter recently (I believe we were discussing how different things inspire an author's work, etc.) and I mentioned how my upcoming project, Chasing Dirt Roads, had been largely inspired by several country songs. Which you'll see below. ;) The bigger story is that a little over a year ago I started this novel all because of a few songs that had me thinking--not just about them, but about life and my own ups and downs. Characters sparked. Ideas crafted themselves from thoughts and listening to lyrics, and before I knew it I was writing this story. It's been slowly progressing while working on my Guardians of the Night trilogy, but now that one is wrapping up and I have been finding much more time the last few months with this one as well. My tentative release date is still January 2014--with updates being posted regularly. Should anything come up to postpone the release, you all will know immediately.

I know not everyone is a country music fan. I listen to a bit of everything myself. If Chasing Dirt Roads had a soundtrack though, it would have a majority of country because that's what inspired this work. I admit to visualizing the characters and particular scenes with certain songs after putting the final touches on the playlist. I don't know of any writer that wouldn't do that. Ha. It was kind of fun. :)

I would be interested in hearing readers' opinions after publication, too. Would choices be different from mine? What songs would you choose? I love music just as much as I do reading and writing, so let me know later down the road. :D

And if you're interested in participating in the cover reveal coming up soon, please let me know! I've seen the development stages, and it's going to be gorgeous. I can't wait to share it with you all!


Keep Holding On --Avril Lavigne

Dear Sobriety -- Pistol Annies

I Don’t Want This Night To End --Luke Bryan

Mud on the Tires --Brad Paisley

Cruise --Florida Georgia Line

Barefoot Blue Jean Night --Jake Owen

Overjoyed -- Matchbox 20

Unwritten --Natasha Bedingfield

With Love,

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