Has anyone else out there woken up at some random hour with their first thought being that there’s something wrong with what you’ve written? Some inconsistencies between chapters because you’ve changed things? Maybe questioning the new plot point you added because maybe it doesn’t fit as well as you thought when you threw it about fifteen minutes before going to bed?
That was me the other night.
Long story short, I’m editing Chapter Thirty-Four of GtK and have a character reference something that happens at the ball in Chapter Twenty-Nine. Everything seemed fine, but then it felt kind of out of place. Why?
There wasn’t anything leading up to it. Rather than make a note of it and save it for the next round of edits, I went back to fix it.
When I’m working on any of those ball chapters or really any scene where a similar party takes place, I find myself listening to the music that was played at my high school proms or gigs I DJed in college.
One of the sure-fire way to get people on the dance floor was Everytime We Touch by Cascada.
I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for this one, and it seems to have remained pretty popular since its release way back in the mid-2000s.
While it’s definitely not the sort of thing you would have heard back in the Regency Era, it does help me to get in the right state of mind to envision the scene.
You can listen to it via Spotify here!
And just for fun, here is my favorite cover of Everytime We Touch performed by Jonathan Young featuring SixteenInMono!