Waiting For Spring playlist

Craig Lancaster has a regular feature at his blog, Once More With Feeling, “an occasionally serious, more often comical dissertation on music that strikes a particular chord.” He kindly asked me to contribute a post, which is now live if you want to check it out (and you know you do).

My song-that-struck-a-chord is Troy by Sinead O’Connor, a song I listened to a lot while writing Waiting For Spring. I won’t tell you why here…you’ll have to read the post at Craig’s for that. But working on the post made me think about the other music I wrote to, and I thought I’d share some of it here.

Tougher Than The Rest – Bruce Springsteen

“If you’re rough enough for love, baby I’m tougher than the rest.” People often ask me where Brian came from. The answer: this song.

Diamonds and Rust – Joan Baez

“I need some of that vagueness now, it’s all come back too clearly.” This is the song I listened to while I wrote chapter 18, when Jason visits Tess at her new apartment.

Wheels- Lone Justice

“Sometimes I feel you so close by it takes all my might to keep from trying to track you down.” Any time I wrote for poor, lost¬†Rachel, this was the song I played.

And this is what I would watch to decompress when I wasn’t writing. Because the WFS playlist, while highly effective, was fucking depressing.


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

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