Monday, September 13, 2010

Playlist - Part 1

A lot of writers talk about the music they listen to while they're writing. I can't listen to anything while I'm writing - I need to have it completely quiet. Seriously, I don't even like to write when anyone is conscious in the house.

But I do listen to a lot of music to get in the mood to write. Certain songs just tug at something and put me right in the place I need to be for a certain scene or chapter. These are a couple of the songs that I listened to over and over (and over) while writing my new paranormal romance (we do have a title but I didn't ask Agent E if I was allowed to share it yet):

1. The Script - Break Even (I listened to this so much that for awhile the book was called Barely Breathing. It's not anymore, but I still love this song.)

2. The Style Council - You're the Best Thing (Mmm. Paul Weller. Is there anything else to say?)

3. Everything But The Girl - Missing (Seeing Tracy live is practically a spiritual experience for me. Plus, in this live version we've got go go dancers!)

4. Neon Trees - Animal (Don't know why this one worked, but it did.)

On this date: In 1916, Roald Dahl is born.


Robin Mellom said...

Me and similar...and yet so freaking completely opposite!!! I MUST have music playing when I write.

But for me, I listen to music I don't *normally* listen to. Because if I know the lyrics I'll get too involved. So I put on Pandora and listen to something poppy like Christina, and upbeat, but I don't *really* know any of the words.

Find out from E if you can share the title...dying here!!!

CJ Omololu said...

That is hilarious. Nope, total silence for me. If the hubs is working from home, I'll go to the furthest room, put in earplugs and noise-cancelling headphones and then sometimes I can still hear him on the phone.

It has to be quiet so that I can hear what my characters are saying.

Candace said...

Breakeven by The Script is one of my favorite songs!