Main Character Theme Song

I like the way the title of this post rolls off the tongue.  Reminds me of Hot Tub Time Machine for some reason (an entertaining flick if you’ve not had the pleasure).

The link between writing and music has been a subject of endless fascination for me. The first novel I ever attempted–set in the Spain, if you must know–was written almost exclusively to the sounds of Dave Matthew’s first album.

In Iraq, my I-Pod was never far from reach, and it became my cheer-leading section as I churned out pages. Dragonfly, my favorite short story to date (at least in recent memory) was written as I listened to Switchfoot’s On Fire over and over again.

NaNo appears to be no exception.  As I work myself through the first several chapters of Daisy, I’ve decided on a theme song for Kodi, our dear hero, who finds himself in so much trouble and must dig himself out.

The lyrics aren’t necessarily literal when compared to the story, but I think the flavor of a chance lost–as captured so perfectly in this tune–is a feeling I don’t want to lose as I write.  It may even be possible that Kodi saves things in the end–but I’ve found that opportunity’s favorite brother is regret, so I push the play button over and over again.

Have a listen to Kodi’s theme song: Keith’s Urban’s Stupid Boy.  Oh, by the way, what’s the main character of your WIP’s theme song?