Day seven: Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
I have to listen to something while I am writing. I can’t focus if I don’t. Type of music doesn’t really matter but I have to have some sort of audio going on.
My mind has a habit of wandering when I am focusing too hard for some reason. Having it consciously focusing on more then one thing really tends to help me focus. So, having music going while writing lets me divide my mind to both things going on so that I can be more productive.
As for assigning songs/music to characters, I don’t really do that. I’ve seen authors spend time putting together play list for their books and characters and I honestly think it’s kind of silly. Now don’t get me wrong, playing certain things to get the juices pumping is understandable. But making one kind of playlist just specifically for a character is taking it a little far in my mind.
Cara Mia Amore