Sunday, May 25, 2008

Getting in the Paranormal mood

This week I find myself shoulder deep in the business of being an author that doesn't include the actual writing of a book. Editing, website updates, promo mailings, blurb writing, etc., etc. You get the picture.

drowning sorrows Ok, so it's not really that bad but I think you can imagine the chaos I am in. No biggie, we all do what we have to. But the deal is this. I have a book deadline in less than 3 weeks and quite a bit of word count to go. I'm finishing up the last of the Pentacles of Magick: The Healing which is Book 3 in the series and coming out this fall. So I need to have witches, empaths, prophecies and evil villains on my mind. lol

I think my mistake was this. I didn't make a playlist for this book! *gasp* Now I don't normally need music to get me in the mood to write but with chaos reigning around the house I think it would have helped.

For Book 2 it was all about my Pink CD. pink The heroine of that story is a brash motorcycle riding firestarter, so the music was perfect.

Sometimes to get in the paranormal mood i need only look at the pictures and knick knacks I keep around my desk. Spike, Angel, Faeries, Gargoyles, Dragons, etc. And other times I watch movies. I'm a bit of a movie junkie so I have quite a few. I watched this one today.

Blood and Chocolate

I'm ready to write but I need a playlist for focus. So, what music gets you in the paranormal mood? Is it a favorite movie soundtrack? I have bunches of those. I've been surfing through itunes and have found a few but I need more. Got any suggestions?

There used to be this really cool video on YouTube that could really get you in the sexy paranormal mood but well, it was a bit racy and YouTube took it down. The song was Predator by Front Line Assembly and the video was from a vampire movie I think. It was erotic.

So I will leave you with a couple of videos from the now cancelled Moonlight. You don't even want to get me started on that rant. LOL And please if you have some suggestions for my playlist I would REALLY love to hear them.



Stephanie*magic* said...

I liked the movie Blood And Chocolate.
I wont get started on the whole Moonlight thing either, lol. *bastards :D*
Have you listened to any Atreyu?
Maybe 5 Finger Death Punch?
I'm new to the rock/alternative thing. Up till a year ago or so it was only rap for me. Starting to like Alternative more.
Sorry I couldnt help ya more.

Good luck!

Eliza Gayle said...

Thanks Stephanie, I will look into those. I still haven't perfected this playlist but keep hoping to find just the right combination.

Bastards is right! lol


Stephanie*magic* said...

Hope you find something you
Flyleaf is pretty good too.

*snicker* lol!!

Have a great weekend!

Angie said...

I like the soundtrack to "The Covenant". I use that as my road rage music though. But I love it anyways.