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Music and the Writing Playlist (Plus Giveaway) by Rebecca A Rogers, author of Mind's Eyes

Music and the Writing Playlist

It doesn’t matter what country you’re from, or what language you speak, there is one thing that’s universal: the love of music. Which is why it’s no surprise readers adore seeing what their favorite authors listen to while writing. Which song or artist kept the creative juices flowing? What genre of music do they listen to? What mood does the music set?

I’ve recently released my tenth book, and I know I couldn’t have completed many scenes without the aid of a playlist. Music has a tendency to help us block out the rest of the world and focus on what’s at hand, keeping distractions to a minimum. So, without further ado, here’s the list of songs I listened to while writing Mind’s Eye:

“Endlessly” - Green River Ordinance
“Texas Rain” - Sleeperstar
“Ocean Wide” - The Afters
“Down” - Jason Walker (This was featured on an episode of The Vampire Diaries!)
“Our July in the Rain” - He Is We
“When I’m with You” - Faber Drive
“Telescope” - Graham Colton

I know. It’s an extremely short list, but I kept it on repeat throughout the entire writing process. More than likely, this playlist will stick with me throughout the remainder of the trilogy, and I’ll probably be tacking on a few more songs.


What’s your favorite music to listen to while blocking out the rest of the world?

Seventeen-year-old Kearly Ashling can travel anywhere her mind takes her—literally. Becoming Empress of the planet Cyeor and battling monstrous, otherworldly creatures isn’t a problem. Living among the elves on the Plains of Glasslyn has yet to be an issue, as well. Even touring normal places like Paris, London, Tokyo, and the Amazon Rainforest isn’t difficult.

But traveling through her imagination isn’t just fun and games—it has consequences. Following a battle on the planet Cyeor, she’s visited by a guy who’s unimagined. He warns her to stop using her gift or they will find her. Kearly doesn’t heed the messenger’s advice and soon wishes she had. When the messenger finds her again, he transports her to the M.I.N.D., a corporation which specializes in “healing the psyche.” Once she’s inside the M.I.N.D.’s doors, however, Kearly realizes escaping is nearly impossible.

Now, she must figure out the M.I.N.D.’s true intent, try not to fall for the irritating-yet-handsome messenger, and find a way to outsmart the organization before they stop her from ever imagining again.

About the Author
Rebecca expressed her creative side at an early age and hasn't stopped since. She won't hesitate to tell you that she lives inside her imagination, and it's better than reality.

She'd insert something here along the lines of living in the Northeast, USA, or Europe, with her wonderful husband and their dogs, but these things haven’t happened yet. Instead, she’ll tell you she's an avid gamer, chocoholic, coffee addict, animal lover, and owns way too many books and shoes.

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1 comment:

  1. Awesome list! I started listening to Rock a lot when writing my Night School series! Within Temptation is one of my favorite groups:) But it varies according to what I write. Mind's Eye looks like a great read, right down my alley, I will you well with your release, thanks for the giveaway!:O)

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