Today on Character Playlist, I’m going to talk about one very special song that been near-and-dear to my upcoming novel Fairyproof.
It will surprise none of you that it’s a Rick Springfield song.
I was already deep in the revising (read: fourth or fifth draft) of Fairyproof when the album Venus in Overdrive came out, but the first time I heard the song “What’s Victoria’s Secret” I felt it was a perfect representation of Daniel’s feelings in this story.
Rick Springfield – “What’s Victoria’s Secret”
My heroine may not be named Victoria, but she’s hiding a lot from Daniel in the beginning the book, including her name. And even though, my fairies don’t have wings, pre se, he’s still quite concerned that she will “fly away” from him.
This song is even a little more special, because I was at a Rick Springfield concert just a few weeks before I received a publishing contract for this book. When he sang this song, I just got a feeling that good things were around the corner.
Prophetic? Probably not. But the song is still special.