Music for Editing Sci-Fi

I am neck-deep in edits for Cerulean Bound, and have been searching for the appropriate background music to keep me in the zone. I was rocking “alpha wave music for studying” mixes for a while, until I stumbled across this:

I don’t know what it is in particular about this soundtrack that makes it the perfect editing mix, but I love it. The electronic vibe meshes really well with sci-fi, and a lot of the songs have a dreamy quality to them that in turn helps me dream up solutions to the editing problems I encounter. I don’t think it would work well for heavier, more dramatic sci-fi, but for my particular brand of wacky, light-hearted sci-fi, it’s the best.

Speaking of my editing adventures, I am about a third of the way through the book, and have thus far knocked the word count down from 142,000 to 136,000. I still have a long way to go, but I’ve already resolved a lot of the problems my critique group had with the intro, so I’m quite pleased by that. I also had a revelation while watching Avengers about my final battle scene, so that’s something I’ll have to mess around with when I get closer to the end of the book. My editor wants the second draft before Christmas, so it’s crunch time!

In unrelated news, I got laser eye surgery at the start of November! It went … interestingly. Don’t worry, I can see. Just … not so well. I’ll write a separate post about that when I find the time.

Live long and prosper!

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  1. Yay for the editing progress, but aargh about the laser surgery. In fact that sounds scary. You must write a post that says all will be well (I hope).

    • All will be well, don’t fear! There’s this thing called “regression” where some people, over the course of the first 3 -6 months after surgery, will have their eye sight get a bit worse than 20/20, and they have to go in and get a correction done. My eyesight regressed immediately, so I never actually got the 20/20 vision. And now I have to wait 6 months with blurry sight until I can do the correction surgery. Gahhhh. Luckily I’m just within the legal driving range, so I don’t have to buy a new pair of glasses to tide me over.

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