Do you need music while you write? I don’t – but I have to say it certainly helps.
Over the weekend I experimented with different tunes from my MP3 player. Girls Aloud, Britney Spears and Sophie Ellis-Bextor came out on top as some of the most appropriate. The only thing that bothers me is that the songs are so short! I do need a whole album’s worth of songs that will keep me writing all day, if I’m going to depend on a playlist for motivation.
Classical helps – Holst’s ‘Planets Suite’ is a good example for my writing mood in general. It’s not specific enough for my genre though.
Here’s one I came across in my MP3 player and had completely forgotten about – it’s called ‘Everything’ and was so appropriate I wrote 5000 words in one day… 🙂