One of my former students, who was a beta reader for Grace Awakening, wrote me the other day to tell me how she was thinking about downloading some music for her iPod. She thought, “I should download that song Ben wrote for Grace” and then realised with some chagrin, oh wait. That doesn’t really exist.
The note has made me smile all week. I love that my characters are so alive! I love that Ben is so real that people want to find the music described in the book for their iPod.
Of course, there was music that inspired all the music Ben writes for Grace. I don’t think I could have written it without remembering the feeling of listening to a composition created just for me by a musician I adored. (See the blog entitled “Starry Night of Music” for a general sense of it!) When I find the missing cassette tape, I promise to post my Graduation tune (providing the composer gives permission, that is). Until then, perhaps you can find something inspiring among the demo reels at Bhatia Music?