I met Nicole at a writing workshop in California. On the second day of the retreat she came up to me and said, "Angie, I had a dream last night that your book was turned into a movie! It was the scene where you and your mom were driving across the country. And your mom was Diane Keaton." Pretty good casting, I think. In Nicole's dream, I played myself.
I was in Starbucks the other day and saw the soundtrack for the movie, Eat Pray Love, and it reminded me of Nicole's dream in a round about sort of way. The movie is based on the best selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, and the book is, by far, one of my favorites.
Each week, I set up shop at Starbucks for a few hours to work on my manuscript. After spotting the soundtrack for Eat Pray Love, I caught myself daydreaming. If my memoir had a soundtrack, what would it be? I went through my story scene by scene, and here's what I came up with:
Why Georgia / John Mayer
Don't Know Why / Norah Jones
Strength, Courage and Wisdom / India Arie
Slow Down / India Arie
You're in My Heart / Rod Stewart
T-R-O-U-B-L-E / Travis Tritt
Breakfast at Tiffany's / Deep Blue Something
Ain't No Mountain High Enough / Marvin Gaye
Unwell / Matchbox 20
Miss Independent / Kelly Clarkson
Watershed / Indigo Girls
Keep On Singin' My Song / Christina Aguilera
Bonus Track: September / Earth, Wind and Fire
Do you see any songs you like? If you story had a soundtrack, what songs would make the playlist?