Another week has gone by… where does the time go?
Well, I know exactly where yesterday went; I spent almost the whole day looking up a piece of music, so we could buy the rights to use it in a video trailer we’re doing for a book.
That brought me on to thinking about the best music for writing.
Do you listen to music while you write? I’ve found that when I do, my productivity goes up!
Here’s what works best for me:
- Upbeat music (nothing too slow or depressing!)…
- That moves me emotionally…
- That goes with whatever I am writing.
At the moment I’m listening to epic movie themes, because I’ve reached the part in my latest story where everything is going wrong for the characters (four friends from a church youth club). There’s a sense of battle and the need to overcome… and the movie music is perfect.
Why not give music a go, while you are writing? It stirs the soul and helps you dig deep. Or perhaps you already have a playlist? If you do, let me know what you listen to, so I can share it with your fellow writers. 🙂
P.S. Caveat: don’t spend so long choosing your music that you run out of time to write! 🙂