I thought it would be fun to share a few things that inspired Farm to Fabre. It started with farming shows. I watched loads of them.
Other inspiration came from the time I spent a child on my adoptive grandparent’s farm. It was a lot different from Andie’s farm in the book. But it did give me an idea for where I wanted to go.
For Doc, I didn’t have to look far for inspiration. My own battles with writer’s block and other struggles came in handy. It was almost cathartic to be able to talk through some of it, even if in fictional form.
Almost every year, I’ve created a writing playlist for that year. Well, maybe not every year, but I’ve frequently done it. I always have a playlist for a book or a book series but my writing playlists are just random and not focused on a particular one.
The general writing playlists usually have more to do with my mood at the moment. I’ve started building my 2023 list so I thought I’d share the first ones to be added.
Easy on Me – Adele
Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
Let’s Stay Home Tonight – NEEDTOBREATHE
Good Life – One Republic
Try – P!nk
Someday – One Republic
Rise – Calum Scott
wish you well – Wrabel
All of Me – John Legend
love is just a word – Jasmine Thompson, Calum Scott
If You Love Her – Forest Blakk with Meghan Trainor
After a conversation on Twitter with Sasha Devlin about music, I started thinking about the first albums I purchased in my late teens and early twenties. I had my Discman and a handful of CDs. I used to listen to them as I walked to work.
These are the ones I remember. I’m sure there were others.
Jarabe De Palo
Third Eye Blind
So, Shakira, Tracy Chapman, and Jarabe de Palo came from when I moved to Santo Doming at 19 and lived there for two years. The rest I got when I was 18.
I think I listened to the first Matchbox 20 album at least three times a day. It soothed my angst-ridden soul.
How about you?
What were the first albums you remembered listening to?