What happens to all those music lessons? When I was in high school, I took piano, violin, and voice lessons. I sang in my school chorus, the madrigal singers, the school musicals, and recitals. I played my violin in the school orchestra and in the Macalester College Symphony down the street. My family sang around the piano whenever we had the cousins over, from Verdi and Handel, through Berlin and Rogers and Hammerstein, and onto the Beatles and Webber and Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar. I would fall asleep with my radio on, turned very low so my parents wouldn’t know.
I think they knew.
It never occurred to me to turn music into my job. I didn’t dream of fame or a career as a singer. I just loved the music. I still do. So when Jaime over at Two Chicks on Books asked me if music played a roll in writing the Promised trilogy, the answer was obviously yes. Drop by her site to learn more and see how she compiled a list of Youtube videos to match up with my Grooveshark playlist of songs to write by.