Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In the Mood...

I may have mentioned him before now, but I'm working hard on my farmer story, entitled A Matter of Trust. Now, I have a key scene and a wrap up scene yet to write.

Am I worried?

No.

I'm I a bit stuck?

You bet. I love to write a love scene. It's a beautiful way to express the devotion and passion between two people BUT I believe you must be in the right mind frame or, shall we say, in the mood. Really.

Think about it. When you feel arduous, its a mood. Anger sometimes brings it out, other times its the vision of a particularly yummy person of the opposite (or not so opposite) sex. But it's still a mood.

The same goes for writing about it. You can't write about sex if you aren't in the right mood. If not, it becomes a shuck and f**k and, really, is that sexy? Maybe, but not all the time. I like it to be beautiful and passionate, but that's me. Don't think I'm all sweetness and flowers. Roses do have thorns. Tee Hee.

So what do you do to get in the mood to write a love scene? I listen to a couple of favorite tunes and try to imagine in my head exactly what's going on between the two (or three or four) people. Dierks Bentley's "I Want to Make You Close Your Eyes" is a good one. So is "Putting My Misery on Display". I also use "Relentless" by Jason Aldean, "Come a Little Closer" also by Dierks, "The One" another by Gary, "Please Forgive Me" by Bryan Adams, and "See If I Care" yet another Gary Allan tune.

Now I ask again (Since I shared one of my iPod playlists), what's your song to get in the mood?

4 comments:

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Cari Quinn said...

Hi Wendi!

You know I love Gary, and I'm a big Dierks fan, too, so I'll have to check out the first song you mentioned. And I saw Bryan twice in concert - once in the front row! Why do I always end up talking music when I come here? LOL

To answer your question, I absolutely agree. You have to be in the right mood, and your characters have to be in the right place...meaning you've developed them to the point that the sex is natural and comes from their character. If I'm in the mood and they're in the mood, sex is fun.

As for my playlist...I tend to like sexy pop songs when writing a love scene. Pussycat Dolls, the occasional Britney, even some Nine Inch Nails. Whatever fits the playfulness or intensity of the scene. Also depends on my musical mood that day, and as you can see, my musical interests are all over the board. ;)

Great question! Oh, and coming here reminded me I need to add you to my blog's favorite authors list...

Ashley Ladd said...

I'm REALLY showing my age but I don't know songs by any of the people you mentioned - at least I can't name them.

My favorite love songs are:

Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart
Reunited - Peaches & Herb
Nights on Broadway - Bee Gees
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
More Than A Woman - Bee Gees
If I Can't Have You - Samantha Sang
So Long - Constantine
Come Back To Me - David Cook
Always Be My Baby - David Cook
the song Madonna sang in the movie 13 Going on 30 (I'm brain dead tonight)
Just When I Needed You Most - Randy Von Werner
Two Out of 3 Ain't Bad - Meatloaf
Three Times A Lady - Lionel Richie

Wendi Zwaduk said...

Okay, well that's weired to have teh web sheriff here, but anyway.

Cari -- you're right we do talk tunes, but it's all good. NIN does ahve some tunes that do help to add to the mood. I used them for a short I have up for consideration - You'll Think of Me. If I haven't add you, I'll do that now. : )

Ash -- OMG, most of those songs are as old as I am. I know the Bee Gees are... eek. It's all good. : ) Congrats on the short story! Very good.