Hello there! Today’s will be just a short post: I’ve got the creative juices flowing and I don’t want writer’s block to set in again! As a quick background to me, I’ve wanted to be an author since my freshman year in high school, and I wrote my first novel in NaNoWriMo of 2010. In NaNo 2012, I finished my second novel, which I am now returning to and editing, and hope to pursue publishing in the near future.
While I was writing, the only song – and I mean the ONLY – that I could write to and actually have something intelligent come out was Running Up That Hill, as sung by Placebo. Anything else, the first note even, would shut up the dam and writers’ block would descend.
Now that I’m editing, the only song I can edit to (and have something even more legible appear) is Sail by AWOLNATION. I heard it on the Vikings commercial, and I’ve had it on repeat on Youtube for the last two hours. It’s the weirdest thing ever.
Well – off to edit some more!
Do you have to listen to a specific set of songs or single song while you’re writing/editing?