Couldn’t sleep last night, at least not as soon as I’d like to have. I thought, “I haven’t listened to NeedToBreathe in a little while.” I’ve been playing a lot of Florence + the Machine, Atticus Ross and Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy as these are the soundtracks for my Avrilis sequel and the new wip. (Did have Rolfe Kent on that list, which then led back to a short story which you’ll be happy to know found its ending.)
So I clicked on an acoustic version of “Stones Under Rushing Water”. And a couple appeared in my mind. No, thankfully not a new couple. An estranged couple from my series for the screen. Haven’t thought of them in a little while since I left them at the end of the completed second episode (though I outlined the next four). Then I started the whole Avrilis process and they went dormant. The options available to them suck – not that they’d identify them as options at the moment. But I’m realizing there’d only be one course of events that would make them happy. Eventually. Anyone who knows the series I’m talking about knows it isn’t even *about* them. But that song totally brought their subplot to mind like it was the most. important. thing. evar.
So the point of this post is I don’t understand people who write in silence. Sounds *make* my stories progress. Which is me pretty much admitting that Hans Zimmer writes most of my books. (Why did I immediately need to add a note that James Horner is in no way inferior to Senor Zimmer?! Because James Horner is my fanboy and that is not just something I just made up because I wish it were true.)