Wow, the weeks fly by. It’s already Wednesday again. (All right, in truth it’s Tuesday and I’m preparing for tomorrow. *laughs*)
You know what today is…Confession Wednesday.
Today I’m going Author style. *Puts on her Author Hat*
Let’s talk MUSIC. I know a lot of Authors write to music, either to set a scene, a mood, or pump up their blood so they can focus and write. So… here is my confession this week… Are you ready? You sure? *Takes a deep breath* And…..
I don’t write to music.
Phew. There, I admitted a little piece of myself for you. I am a self-proclaimed music whore. I love music. I’ll give you my top five bands in a minute.
So, you might be wondering … how do you write? Is it quiet at your house? (Um, you’ve read I have four children, right? Do you think it’s quiet here…ever?) Generally, if I’m home I write in bed, with the door locked, and
a few toys handy my large…box fan whirring. You read that sentence correctly. Oh — you missed the fan part? Go back and read it again, I’ll wait for you to get your head out of my gutter.
Yep, I write to white noise. Music sidetracks me, and my brain is already extremely distracted and I find the hum…of the fan…the fan! relaxes my brain and helps me focus.
I have playlists of songs that remind me of my characters, my scenes and moods, but when it comes down to actually sitting and writing words, — white noise only.
If I have to leave the house to write, say I go to the coffee shop, I have a virtual fan on YouTube. I know.. that sounds crazy, but by now you know me a little bit, and I admit I’m crazy on a daily basis.
So… here are my five favorite bands: I say bands, because I can listen to their entire CD’s and not be annoyed with any of their music. I have a LOT of favorite songs, but that is a different post for later!
- Bone Thugs N’ Harmony
- Boyz II Men
You can check out my playlists from Fractured Moon, and Finding Time, along with my Favorite songs, and my Work In Progress Music w/ Benjamin Russell by checking out my YouTube Channel by clicking my link – Author ER Pierce
So, my Author friends, I ask you — Do you write to music? Or what are your quirky writing habits?
If you’d like to stick around, I have some flash fiction posts for your to peruse, as well as some interesting discussion posts.