I’ve probably mentioned it before, but when I’m writing, I like to find a song that makes me think of the characters, and then I play it on a loop.
For some crazy reason, it helps me keep focused on the story and creates the perfect background noise for my writing.
Sometimes the songs are upbeat, sometimes slow ballads. When I was writing Learnin’ the Ropes, I listened to an entire soundtrack of rockin’ hits from the big hair bands of the 80s.
With Lacy, I’m not sure why, but She Don’t Love You by Eric Paslay just spoke to me. I think it’s because Grant has had his heart hurt by women who didn’t love him for himself… they wanted the wealth and social prestige he could provide. At the very beginning of the book, Grant makes it known he wants to find a woman who can love him for him.
Lacy hasn’t loved and lost, but she feels alone and lonely.
Listen to the words of this beautiful song and picture Lacy and Grant finding each other and falling in love…