Plan A: reveal the teaser text for my forthcoming novel, If Dreams Can Die.
Nope. I should’ve known better.
While I’m ahead of schedule on most aspects of production, nothing—nothing—is more difficult than crafting the back-cover blurb for a book.
For the prior novel, If Sin Dwells Deep, I was reasonably satisfied with an early draft of the blurb. I shared it here and then agonized over it for another week or two, coming up with something significantly better. Rather than repeat that process, I’m going to spend another month tinkering before I share those very important words.
But I still have a blog post to write…
Plan B: share the playlist instead!
Soul Sleep Soundtrack
While planning, penning, and proofing If Souls Can Sleep—Book One of The Soul Sleep Cycle—I got into the habit of jotting down songs that suited my story. At the end of that project as well as the next, I compiled said tracks into unofficial soundtracks.
Naturally, I did the same for If Dreams Can Die, the conclusion to my genre-bending series about life, death, and the dreamscape. While many of the songs skew to the darker (depressing?) side of what music has to offer, I promise that the book itself won’t be all doom and gloom.
Meanwhile, here are 14 songs that capture the mood of If Dreams Can Die. And if you need me, I’ll be struggling over how best to boil down 367 pages into a few compelling sentences.