Why are the songs in the playlist chosen?
The playlist songs aren’t the only songs I listen to while writing any particular book. One book’s playlist is usually 100+ songs. But I select the 10 songs that most agree with the mood of the characters in that book, usually the hero’s point of view.
I’ve always written to music. It started in grade school. My oldest sister has severe Cerebral Palsy and is deaf. As a result, she screams all the time. The only way to concentrate was to play something really loud, to drown her out. I even slept with headphones on.
In college, I was given my own radio show (a punk one), that I ran for years. So music is, and has always been, a very big part of my life, and my books.