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!