Today marks 5 months until the release of My Second Impression of You! I can’t believe how quickly it’s approaching.
Last month, I kicked off my behind-the-scenes features on the book with a glimpse into what inspired the story. This month, I’m sharing a book playlist!
A few months ago, I did a school visit, and one of the teachers asked me if students should listen to music while writing. Like so many things in writing, there’s no right answer to this question. It totally depends on whether listening to music adds focus to your writing or sends you off in a completely different direction.
For me, it depends on the type of writing I’m doing. When I worked in public relations, I listened to music all the time. I’d sing along while writing news releases, newsletter articles and so on. But when I’m writing fiction, I find it distracting. Occasionally I can handle classical music.
I mention that to clarify that the playlist for My Second Impression of You is not a writing playlist. Rather, it’s a playlist that represents the book itself. The central premise is that Maggie revisits the best day of her life, so obviously the first song has to be “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors 😊. Aside from that, I don’t want to give away too many details before you read. Here are a few hints about what the songs in the rest of the playlist represent, but I mixed them up just to keep it fun 😉.
- A show Maggie planned to audition for in the summer
- Another show Maggie might have auditioned for in the summer
- A character Maggie channels for confidence
- Getting ready song
- A performance
- Off-key post-surgery singing
- A song related to Carson
- Maggie’s ringtone
- Homework listening
- A part Maggie previously played
- A special gift from Theo
With musical theater being the center of Maggie’s world, it should be no surprise the playlist is so Broadway-heavy. I hope you enjoyed this backstage pass into the book. There’s more to come next month! Let me know if you have any particular requests.
As always, I’ll remind you that the book is available for pre-order. You can select your favorite retailer on the My Second Impression of You book page, and if you’re on Goodreads, you can also add it there. Also keep an eye on my socials, as I’ll be doing an ARC giveaway soon!