Yesterday, I listened to Ed Sheeran’s “Kiss Me” like, seven times. Might’ve been more (it was probably more) because I’m trying to get into the mindset to write the ending ‘aww scene’ that makes everything come together in the best—and most romantic—way possible. And it’s not just the ‘aww scene’ for this one book. Nope. This scene has to encapsulate all the ‘aww scenes’ for the ENTIRE series to make it the BIGGEST AWW SCENE EVER.
Hence “Kiss Me” on repeat.
Does this work for anybody? Playing a song over and over because it gives you the right mindset to write the things you want? I didn’t think I’d have trouble writing this part (although I am a Panster and up until Wednesday I didn’t *quite* know how it was going to end) but I had a bunch of snippets to go off of and I just needed that inspiration. I don’t know if it’s because it’s the final/climatic scene of ALL the books or the fact that this is the first time I’ve written a last book, but geez. The pressure has been ON.
Don’t get me wrong—I’m still totally psyched to write this. I just didn’t think I’d be listening to one song on repeat to the point that I know every word, every pause, every time his voice gets all high and emotional. But I did. I overdosed on “Kiss Me” and it seems to be working because the scene is finally coming together. And it’s magical 😊
Side-note: Batman is NOT a fan of Mr. Sheeran since we hear “Perfect” EVERY TIME WE GET IN THE TARDIS (Tardis = Batman’s name for the car) so thank God I’m unemployed and he works because he would’ve been over it by the second—maybe third—repeat. And I wouldn’t have cared 😉
7 thoughts on “I Overdosed On Kiss Me”
I sometimes listen to songs on repeat for days 😉
Good to know I’m not alone!
I’ve done the same thing, and while I know I’ve done it for other works, the two times that come to mind were both for fanfic. One was an overtly sexual scene that involved absolutely no sex, done to Muse’s “Supermassive Black Hole”. The other was a dance scene to Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie”, and to this day, every time I hear that song, I expect it to start again as soon as it’s over.
Nice! And also nice to know I’m not the only one who’s done this. Good songs by the way 😉
Oh yeah, I’ve hit the repeat button many times. Thankfully, for my husband’s and coworkers’ sake, I’ve got headphones. 🙂
I’m liking more and more that I’m not alone in doing this. Must be a writer thing!