With NaNoWriMo almost at an end, I’m happy to say that my new novel (book number three!) is really taking shape and I love it! I’m living in the world of my book, becoming more familiar with my characters and my surroundings. One of the most important ways for me to connect with this imaginary place is to create a soundtrack that instantly takes me there.
Now normally, I sing like a canary and can’t wait to give away all the secrets like the story-line, the title, etc. but not this time. I’ll just say that it is set in rural Ireland in 1910 and it is a veritable love letter to simpler times.
So, in order to give you a taste (or a listen!) of what to expect, here is the soundtrack I’ve been listening to while writing everyday. It’s traditional with a contemporary twist. Unfortunately I couldn’t find one song, ‘Eleanor A Run’ on Spotify, so here it is on Soundcloud. It’s a traditional air sung by the spellbinding Roisin Elsafty. This song genuinely brought me to tears when I heard it (in a good way!). I think it really embodies the beauty, the sorrow and the uniqueness of the Irish culture.
Happy listening 🙂