Music plays a significant role in my writing process. You might notice that theme!
Synapse’s CFO’s bustling, logical mind was modeled after a former colleague, who shared the same title.
A song infused the scene for Carlson and Suzy’s stolen moment where she physically persuaded him to dance with her under the desert sky. “The crossfire of harsh craving and unspeakable restraint.” (Crossfire by Brandon Flowers)
During the conceptual stage (i.e., daydreaming), Caden wasn’t supposed to be a callous character. The second he was introduced his outrageous personality instinctively formed without effort. I hope you found him as amusing and relatable as I did!
Maddy woke up with a lizard crawling on her hand. That actually happened to me… though in a very different setting.
Original draft was titled Gravity in Wait.
Music influence: Everlong by Foo Fighters
Brad’s memory of Gemma as a little girl on the trampoline gazing longingly at the street just over the wall… can you guess what song inspired that scene? (hint: The Killers)
In the final chapter when Jonathan was struggling to keep up with his baby sis on the piano, the scene was “composed” with Coldplay’s Clocks on repeat.
Damian’s father was introduced as a handsome politician. As I was formulating the scene, a certain California Governor’s appearance leaped into my mind and took hold. (In physical appearance only!)
In the very early draft, Paige was a maid in Colin’s office building, dejected and lonely. Five chapters into the book, the vibrant personality that emerged didn’t fit the role. The chapters were completely rewritten.
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