The Music of UnConventional: “Weightless”

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

Getting older

If I could just find the time

I would never let another day go by

I’m over

Getting old

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.


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