You sure see the younger crowd having earbuds stuck into their ears constantly, don’t you? Now, I’m no longer considered part of the “young crowd” but I love writing for them. So, I have to be up on their music.
At least that’s my excuse when explaining to my husband why I’m listening to some of the music I do. Or even watching some of the shows I watch.
Not everyone can read or write with music playing in the background, though. I sure can, especially when I’m reading or writing an action scene. The louder the better, too. And if there’s someone around, I’ll plug in the earbuds much like my youngster counterparts.
For some reason, it helps me dive into the scene. Fast beats, loud singing and sometimes, some serious drum and guitar solos.
Like for Wasteland, I wrote it in December, so I had one slow, but powerful song, You Raise Me Up, by Josh Grobin. An inspiring song, Hope Now, by Addison Road. I threw in some P!nk (Sober and Who Knew) as well to keep things spicy.
Then through the editing and critiquing rewrites, I had Skillet’s Monster, Awake and Alive and Comatose blaring in my earbuds.
Awake and Alive was on repeat until my husband was considering throwing our stereo out the window. I’m kidding, he wasn’t really.
There’s just something about that special song that sends a wave of motivation and inspiration through me and keeps my fingers dancing over the keyboard. I have to keep it on repeat sometimes.
How about you? What songs do you like listening to while you’re reading or writing?
Thanks for letting me take over your blog today, Terry. I’d love to give one of you guys a signed copy of Wasteland. Just leave a comment and you’re entered. I’ll draw a winner on Friday, the 7th, so be sure to check back on Saturday to see if you're the winner. If the winner drawn does not reside in the US, I’ll send you an electronic version of Wasteland instead.
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