But in the meantime, I find myself listening over and over again to one of the songs that has influenced Purge. I'm going to be specific here - the rewriting of Purge, since I originally drafted it 2 or 3 years ago. Obviously, I was listening to different music then than I am now, because I am a music JUNKIE. But one song has really had an impact on the tone of the rewrites and the finished manuscript as a whole - here it is:
This, if pushed, would be the song I'd hold up as defining Purge for me. I'd add about 20 others to it in a real playlist, but as a headliner - this is it. There's a forlorn, desolate quality to it that perfectly sums up part of the novel, but there's still an upbeatness to it (yes, I can make up words - it's my blog), and I absolutely love the line: "I never knew daylight could be so violent..." *Sigh* This song is just all kinds of perfect for Purge.
So, which song defines your story? Or which one will always make you get that feeling you had when the idea for your novel first exploded inside your head? I'd love to hear.