I basically have a playlist for everything in my life. You think I'm exaggerating. I'm not. I have a cleaning playlist, a kid-safe play list, a "Songs Megan Sings REALLY LOUDLY" playlist, and obviously, a playlist of songs for the best kitchen dance parties ever.
So it's only natural that I have a playlist for everything I write. And today, I'm sharing my playlist for BETWEEN.
BETWEEN is a YA fantasy that has a bit of romance in it between my two MCs, Seth and Harper. In its first incarnation, Seth and Harper never kissed. (I know. I'll wait for you all to compose yourselves after the shock I just laid on you. I wrote something with hardly any kissing. I know. You ready? Let's move on.) But while writing that draft, I developed this major crush on Seth. So I had to rewrite the book, obviously, so that someone could kiss Seth.
It's only reasonable to rewrite your ENTIRE BOOK so your MC can get some, right? Totally normal. Everyone does that, I'm sure.
The song on this playlist that most makes me think of Seth and Harper is Call Me Maybe.
I'm kidding. That song is not on this playlist. (But it's possible that it's on that Songs Megan Sings playlist.)
It's actually Be Your Everything by Boys Like Girls. It's the "I'll be your shelter, I'll be your storm, I'll make you shiver, I'll keep you warm" line that is so VERY, VERY Seth.
Hope you enjoy it!
September 20, 2012