I usually listen to music when I write and every time when I edit, which can be hard. While writing I hear a song and sometimes I play it while I reread a scene to make sure that the right song is used. Although Ellie is a teenager she has a very eclectic taste. This isn’t too hard for me to imagine because I have a young niece that listens to every genre … all she wants is a good song.
Now listening to the song with my characters has caused me to cry, have my chest tighten up and I had to walk away from the computer. (The third book will make you cry, especially if you listen to the songs with it.) With all the technology you’d think that it would be an option to add that awesome feature. I know I’d love it.
As I said before, Ellie uses music to express herself because she has problems telling people how she really feels. So, when I heard a new artist called Sierra I thought I’d give her song a listen. To say it was perfect for Chrysalis would be the understatement of the year. The words (which to Ellie is the most important, half the time she doesn’t know the melody … but the words she’ll have memorized.) were exactly how Ellie is in the first book.
Starting out with “I may not be your first, I may not be your last …” Totally Oscar and Ellie. Oscar has a past where Ellie’s been afraid to step out into the dating world. She’s very weak and has little belief in herself and her abilities. But when she’s with Oscar or sees that he’s threatened in anyway, she ramps up and becomes protective.
“I’m not the dreamer that was born to fly, I like the view from the ground.” Totally Ellie. Becoming obsessed with this new artist I contacted her agent and then the co-writer of the song and When I’m With You is the official song for Chrysalis.
How cool is that!!! A little background on the singer. Sierra is from Western Iowa and is Ellie’s age. Please support her and like her facebook page. I made sure the links for all are on this website. I’d also like to thank Ashley Nguyen for the amazing job that she did on the video and by two actors who for now shall remain anonymous.