WIP Playlist

I’ve been working (not as quickly as I’d like) on my second installment of short stories. Titled Tragic Tales of Strange Girls, Volume 2, the stories are about exactly what you’d think: unhappy stories with odd female characters. I write horror, but less blood and guts and more pretty, unsettling creepiness. Okay, who am I kidding… there is a nice amount of blood and guts, too. But, with this first song in particular, you may listen and scratch your head like “Um, how is this supposed to sound scary?” As the lyrics suggest, I’m writing a character who is in the process of falling asleep and never waking up. And there’s possibly a murderous mob involved. And an older sister who is trying to spare her much younger sister from said mob, who are just at the doorstep…

So yeah, some of my stories have a more of a lovely, creepy, woven framework to them…


And others… less so.



And this next song is reserved for a story titled Lunchline Riot, which is about a kick-ass fight that breaks out in a lunch line… in a mental institution. And I had waaaay too much fun writing it.



If you write, what music do you listen to for inspiration? Or are you one of those types who can’t write to music? Share your playlists in the comments!


Suzy G.

  • Kathy Palm
    January 11, 2015

    I can’t write to music, because I end up singing and my brain can’t type words and sing different words. I do sometimes do orchestral movie soundtracks, because no words.

    • Suzy G
      Kathy Palm
      January 11, 2015

      I often run into the same problem. Too many words makes your brain crowded. Much of the stuff I listen to has to be wordless. And yes, soundtracks are perfect. 🙂

  • Kissed by Ink
    January 11, 2015

    Oh, music is a must. I always create a playlist for each story.

  • krystal jane
    January 12, 2015

    I LOVE playlists. I make playlists for all my stories now to listen to when I’m away from the computer. 🙂 I like stark silence when I write, but sometimes I can play music for a little while to set a certain mood or because it just fits that well with my scene. If it’s working, I’ll put the song on repeat and keep it on until I’m done or it becomes distracting. Love your choices!

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