Hey, everyone. It’s been ages since I’ve done a WIP Wednesday post. The past few weeks, I turned my focus from Cold Dark Night toward finishing the short story prequel. Originally titled Woman in Black, it has a new name, House of Sorrow.
As is often the case, the story took me in a slightly different direction than I originally expected. But I had so much fun writing it. Many of the scenes are set in the late 1960s. Let’s say I was able to relive some of my childhood while writing and doing research.
When I neared completion of the first draft, it dawned on me that I was missing a golden opportunity by not creating a playlist. I did that with all my Driscoll Lake novels and often listen to them on Spotify while driving. I was quick to create one for this story.
There are hundreds of songs I could have included, but the ones I picked symbolize the time or follow the storyline. I’ve included a couple from the late seventies, as I have a scene written during that time.
Here’s a photo of one popular group from the sixties. Eight Miles High, anyone?
And now, here’s the list. Quite a mix, wouldn’t you say?
- Turn! Turn! Turn! -The Byrds
- For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
- Abraham, Martin, and John – Dion
- Get Together – The Youngbloods
- Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine – Fifth Dimension
- Time of The Season – The Zombies
- Woodstock – Matthews Southern Comfort
- All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
- Let it Be – The Beatles
- Spirit in The Sky – Norman Greenbaum
- Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Deacon Blues – Steely Dan
- Lonely People – America
This is a video of one of the songs. Don’t you “dig” their clothes? Pardon my use of the sixties term.
I plan to release House of Sorrow in late December and Cold Dark Night in February 2021 (a little later than anticipated, but there’s a reason for the February release date). I’ll post more about both projects in the upcoming weeks, including cover reveals.