New Project Reveal – Part 4: Title and Plot!

Hello gentle reader,

this week again I’m taking part in the Tursday’s Children meme hosted by Rhiann Wynn-Nolet and Kristina Perez. It is “a weekly blog hop where writers come together to talk about whatever inspires them.”


In these posts, I share a little bit more about what I’ve been working on, a YA Historical Fantasy nicknamed Secret WIP. Three weeks ago the first part of this “Project Reveal” was all about Setting. Two weeks ago I talked about films that inspired me to write this story. And last week I introduced you to my Main Character.


So withour further ado…

My Secret WIP’s title is LILY IN THE SHADOWS.

Here is the pitch I have come up with for it so far:

When all the flowers die in Victorian London, a streetwise flower girl with a love for books and a gift for getting into trouble investigates before the city descends into chaos and she loses everything.

I got the inspiration for this story from a song by Delain (a Dutch symphonic metal band I’m fond of) entitled Mother Machine.


Here are some of the lyrics:

Little girl in a concrete world
artificial hurt
in your eyes
You won’t see any living trees
any flower fields in my time

Round and round and round
the wheels come down
Dreaming of the steam
the pounding sounds
Round and round and round
the wheels come down
Won’t you electrify my soul
intensify it all

I’ll fold you paper flowers little girl
for you’ll never see a real one

So are you ever inspired by a song? Feel free to leave me a comment below, and to visit the other Thursday’s Children posts here.

Music for Writing

I cannot write without music on. Some people need a quiet environment to write, I, however, need music to focus and be “inspired”. Sometimes, if I’m being lazy, I just turn the TV on to a music channel. But most of the time, I listen to music I love and know will help me to write.

Here is my writing soundtrack:

Within Temptation (1996-present)

Genre: Symphonic/Gothic Metal

Favorite song: Fire and Ice

Apocalyptica (1993-present)

Genre: Neo-classical Metal

Favorite song: I don’t care

Nightwish 51996-present)

Genre: Symphonic Metal

Favorite song: Eva

Delain (2002-present)

Genre: Symphonic Metal

Favorite song: See me in shadow

Thirty Seconds To Mars (2002-present)

Genre: Progressive Metal

Favorite song: Hurricane

Sucker Punch – Movie Soundtrack (2011)

Genre: Movie Soundtrack

Favorite song : “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” – Emily Browning

Wicked The Musical (2003)

Genre: Musical

Favorite song: Defying Gravity

What about you, do you have a soundtrack for writing?