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Jan. 29th, 2008 11:46 am Those Voices in My Ears

Do you use music as a tool in your writing?

I use music as a part of my writing process. I tend to choose music based on projects. My choices always make sense to me. ;)

My limited music collection often leads me to listening to the same couple of CDs for a project repeatedly. It doesn't bother me. If I've purchased a CD that means I love it – otherwise I'm too cheap to spend the cash. *cheapskateme*

Now that I have my snazzy RED iPod (yeah, Christmas for me), I can set up playlists for each of my projects. Of course, I’ve set-up playlists for all my WIPs and potential WIPs. And probably procrastinated a little too much when I should have been working...but it was fun!

My collection is quite eclectic. The only thing you won't find is country. *sorrycountryfans* Wait, I have one by Faith Hill from a collection of songs somewhere. Does that count?

Current Location: Wherever the tunes are...
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Cake (on the iPod no less)

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Date:January 30th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
I can't listen to music while writing, or I'd stop writing and start singing along. Maybe if it was classical I'd be okay, but I like it nice and quiet. Which is why I need to get up around 4 to achieve that level of silence. Just me and the dogs and the newspaper delivery guy gunning his engine from house to house is all I can hear. :)
Date:February 2nd, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
My dog is anything but quiet - especially if he's out of his crate and hears the newspaper delivery. :)
Date:February 2nd, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
Two dogs, same problem. And hissing at them to shut up doesn't seem to work unfortunately. Good thing they sleep a lot...
Date:February 8th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
I need quiet to write, too, for the same reason (singing along.) But it's amazing how often a song will happen to play on the radio or catch my ear somewhere, just when I'm wrestling with a plot point that needs something>/i> that jogs an idea loose.

Another odd thing that happens to me frequently is waking up first thing in the morning with a song already playing in my head that serves as a theme for the rest of the day.