Welcome to day three of the blog tour! It’s been so much fun celebrating with you all. 😉
Today I want to share with you some of the songs that have encouraged or inspired me during the making of this book. 😉
Kiera’s “sparrow song” is real, and it’s been so important in my life! I love it to pieces. ❤ Cheerful, yet deep and meaningful. This is the original version by Jason Gray, and even if others cover it in the future (which I hinted at in the book 😉 ), this will always be my favorite version. ❤ This is the song that plays in Kiera’s kitchen when she is most joyful, plays in her head when the tears threaten to swallow her, and plays on full blast in the car while she’s on a roadtrip. 😉 Just a note, it is a bit on the rocky side. 😉
The artist wrote this song during a time of grief, so the words and the soft, contemplative sound seemed to fit perfectly with my story and one of its messages. No matter how terrible and confusing life can be, God keeps His promises and holds us in the palms of His hands.
The moment I heard this song (somewhere in the middle of rewriting Kiera), I knew it went with my book. It kinda sums up the Kiera’s story, but it also sums up everyone’s, I think. Lovely song about pain and renewal in Christ. 😉 (Also a little rocky.)
I absolutely CANNOT listen to music with lyrics while writing/editing. XD It’s my Achilles’ heel. Even the PianoGuys songs with cello in them just make me want to dance like crazy and sing along. 😉 Which is very bad for concentration… 😉 Taylor Davis’s music was a lifesaver during long editing sessions, and I think there was even one day where I listened to her entire channel. 😉 😛 This song is one of my absolute favorites of hers. ❤ It’s so smooth and sweet. I also love her covers of A Millions Dreams and Now We Are Free.
Honorable mentions also go to anything by Andrew Peterson, a few Lindsey Stirling compilations, some of Scott Mulvahill’s songs, and the PianoGuys (though y’all make me dance… *shakes head*).
Do you like to listen to music while you’re writing or reading? What are some of your favorite songs?
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