Music played an important role while writing UnConventional, and is particularly important to the main character, Di, who’s a huge punk fan. In fact, the novel opens with a playlist of songs (which you can listen to most of via the Spotify playlist I made, here). To get you all excited for UnConventional‘s release, I’m hoping to do a regular feature in which I include a video of each song in the book.
The novel opens with Di’s self-appointed anthem, “Weightless” by All Time Low. Di has recently turned 30 and has decided to make some changes in her life, and feels like this song perfectly reflects her current outlook on life.
But I’m stuck in this fucking rut
Waiting on a second-hand pick-me-up
And I’m over
If I could just find the time
I would never let another day go by
And maybe it’s not my weekend
But it’s gonna my year
And I’m so sick of watching all the minutes pass as I go nowhere
And this is my reaction
To everything I fear
‘Cause I’ve been going crazy; I don’t wanna waste another minute
It’s a song to get Di (and the reader) pumped up to the story to follow. Check out the excerpt (which mentions this song) if you haven’t already. UnConventional will be available starting October 14, 2014.