I really tried to sit and write without music this morning. I realize now that writing of any kind whether it’s fiction, creative or blogging I really can’t seem to focus without my playlists. I literally sit here staring at the screen, fingers hovered over the keyboard then then a sound grabs my attention and I’m off to figure out what it was and then an hour later forget what I was originally doing.
So right now I’ve got my friends MP3 player going with a local radio station with alot of 80’s music. Yes I’m an 80’s girl I will admit it. And now the creativity flows! I also realize that depending on what music I listen to depends on what creativity flows. It’s a bit unsettling that I don’t have just one genre that I listen to for everything.
Coffee House = Journaling
80’s = Blogging
Industrial = Writing Thriller/Suspense/Paranormal/Mystery
70’s and 90’s Rock = Erotic/Romance
Indie = Social Media and everything else (letter writing included)
It never ceases to amaze me just how music influences what I do. I also prefer music over the television but the television seems to be great for just background noise when I’m outlining, plotting and doing character creations. Writing my first draft of my current book for NaNoWriMo next month pretty much will consist of a shuffled playlist consisting of Apocalyptica, The Chainsmokers, HIM and a handful of random songs from Imagine Dragons, Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Rhianna and Eminem, and last but not least Train and Shinedown. I’m excited and really looking forward to getting a start on it.
Right now I’ve got plot done, playlist done, and I’ve got character names. I’m in the process of getting the character outlines done the next few days and then I’ll be working on scene outlines/pots together before Novemember 1st.
Are you planning to do NaNoWriMo and if so how is your prep going?