Are you ever searching for ways to procrastinate away your writing time? Well, I would recommend that you create mediocre character aesthetics and scour YouTube searching for your character’s perfect theme song. I can’t promise you’ll be too proud of the aesthetics, but, man will those songs be catchy!
OK, yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing – between furiously editing, and real life. I am pretty excited about the songs I’ve found for a few of my characters, so I’m going to start it off here with my two MCs! I apologize in advance for my aesthetics – who knew those things are so difficult to get right? But, this is more about the music anyway.
POV 1: Kura
You can meet Kura here in chapter one! She’s a twenty year old outcast living in dark forest where death and danger describes her every-day life. She’s not foolish enough to put any trust in her mother’s mystical religion, and she’s not afraid to barter with the rebellion in the hopes of making a better life for her family. I think this song fits her so perfectly, probably in ways you wouldn’t expect before reading the book – but, I won’t go into that any further for fear of spoiling the whole book. 😛
POV 2: Triston
You get to meet Triston in chapter two. He’s the twenty-one year old son of the king, a thoughtful young man with little certainty and little direction for his life. Things start to change, however, when he’s sent to arrest rebel informants in the Wynshire. It was a struggle to find a song that fit him right, and I finally decided on this one. The lyrics are OK, but the feel of this song is just right.
Anyway, those are the songs I’ve had playing on repeat for a while now, and I just had to share. Do you have any songs that match you characters or MCs? (Do you know how to make those really pretty character aesthetics?) Leave your comments below!