Classical Makes Me Cry

I'm one of those writers who listens to music while I write. I have a "quiet" playlist, which really isn't always that quiet. I've got some swing music on it, some Broadway, movie scores, opera, and a lot of classical and piano solo music.

A lot of these songs inspired me while I was writing Sway, because my MC and her love interest are both musicians. While my hero is more of a Michael Buble- singing jazzy tunes- my female protag is a pianist. While revising, I've given her more of a life and background. She's a Juilliard grad and plays for a Philharmonic orchestra. I'm trying to incorporate more how music would make her feel, how it's part of her like breathing- hopefully without going overboard. So I've been listening to A LOT of classical music.

For Friday Loves today, here are some of the songs that I mention in the MS and that have inspired me through my drafts and revisions. If you ever need quiet and beautiful (and heart-wrenching and tear-inducing) background writing music, these are great pieces!

Serenade by Schubert- I LOVE this song sooooo much!
Air on the G String by Bach
Piano Concerto #2 by Rachmaninoff
Liebestraum by Liszt