Lilly Avalon's latest inspiration...
"Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls
I've adored this song for the longest time, ever since it first released. It has this completely beautiful feel to it--so honest and full of love. When I hear it, the song takes over my life, so much so that I literally get chills.
This is one of the first songs I wrote down as inspiration for my upcoming novel, Unexpected. I heard it on the radio while I was in the middle of writing the first draft. Usually I'm not big on making playlists for books. I listen to a variety of music, whatever fits my "writing" mood more than the book itself. In Unexpected, Ryan plays guitar in a band, so I knew that finding music to fit the story was imperative. I had no idea what kind of music his band played, though. When this song came on, I stopped what I was doing immediately. My burning question finally had an answer. Several other songs came to mind, and pretty soon I had a playlist! I started listening to it while I was writing and it really added to the feel of the story.
The lyrics play a major role in this as well, especially these lines:
And I'd give up forever to touch you
'Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now