Michael's Musings

Music + Writing

It’s true for lots of writers — we need a soundtrack as we work. I know that’s the case for me. Sometimes, it’s a mood-setter; sometimes, I just need something that will block out the noise and distractions around me. Other times, music is an integral part of the story I’m telling — like it has been over the last year, while I’ve been writing Latasha and the Kidd on Keys.

In the Latasha sequel, we meet a character who’d been absent from the first novel: Latasha’s father, a musician. At one point in the book, the father gives Latasha a mix CD in order to bond with her. How does it turn out? Well, you’ll have to wait until next year to read it all. But for now, I thought I’d share the Daddy-Daughter mix Latasha’s father made, which also served as a soundtrack while I wrote. In the book, and in real life, the title of the mix was Tough Ladies for my Tough Lady.

If you have Spotify, you can listen to every song on it right below. If you don’t have it, click the link above to read the list! Either way, please enjoy.

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