I've gotten into the habit of associating music with my stories, and I’m curious how many other writers do this. When I start a book, I have a general idea, the big plot points, etc. I can see it in my head almost like a music video. Somewhere along the line, I’ll hear a song that goes perfectly with my plot and then I’m stuck with thinking of this plot every time I hear that song.
This can be maddening, but it’s also convenient if I need to get back into the story after stepping away from it for awhile. I only need to play the song and it immediately puts me back into those characters’ heads.
Do you do this as well? If so, what story are you currently working on and what song do you associate with it?