Back from NYC!

Hello gentle reader,

I’m back!

EM Castellan - Manhattan Skyline

As always, I had a wonderful time in New York City.

I went to see Wicked The Musical for the 7th time (!). It was amazing. (If you don’t know about my obsession with Wicked – the book and the musical – check out my Pinterest board).

EM Castellan - Wicked

And I bought books!

EM Castellan - New Books April 2014

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (signed!)

The Ring and The Crown by Melissa De La Cruz

How was your week? Did you buy any books? Did you read anything you’d recommend? Feel free to leave me a comment below!

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?