I can't actually listen to music while I write. I'd end up singing along and then writing the words to the song instead of what I should be writing! But, even though I don't write and listen at the same time, I have had songs inspire my writing.
In fact, it was a song called Secondary Characters that inspired my novella. It's from a musical; two minor characters find themselves alone on stage and take full advantage of their time in the spotlight.
So, sometimes the song inspires the idea, and sometimes I'll hear a song and think it's just right for one of my manuscripts. One song that I'd have on the soundtrack for Secondary Characters is Zac Brown Band's song, Keep Me in Mind.
This would be Lance's song to Mabel.
"We always go our separate ways, but no one could love you baby the way I do. Keep me in mind."
Lance is totally willing to wait for Mabel to notice him.
Thanks for dropping by everyone! What songs have inspired you?