I’ve shared my little quirk before of how I find a song that fits the story I’m writing and play it on a continuous loop while I work on the book
There is no doubt it drives our poor Lil’ Miss straight up the wall when she comes home and hears me playing the same song for the billionth time. However, the song creates a background noise that blocks out the rest of the world. And the perfect song helps bring the story and characters to life.
The first time I heard Chris Janson sing “Holdin’ Her,” I knew I had to use it while I wrote one of my books.
As soon as the characters for Klayne and Delaney from Home of Her Heart started banging around in my head, I realized “Holdin’ Her” was perfect for the book. It fits so well with the story and the characters.
I can’t tell you how many times I just sat back in my chair and listened to the words, envisioning Klayne and Delaney.
The really cool thing about this song is that Chris Janson wrote it for his wife and kids. It’s a true story, based on how he met her, married her, and began a whole new life with her.
Give it a listen. If you haven’t heard it before, you are in for a treat.