Thursday, March 1, 2012


Longtime readers of this blog know I’m a music fanatic. So much so, I’ve never really been able to write to music. In the past, I always found it too much of a distraction. (I’d get so wrapped up in my favorite tunes, I’d find myself typing lyrics instead of my current WIP!) Slowly, though, I’m beginning to learn how to write to music—I’m beginning to learn how to let it fuel rather than distract me. And it’s just a complete joy…

Right now, my current soundtrack is Amos Lee…I discovered Lee over a year ago, while watching CMT Artists of the Year—he performed one of my favorite songs of all time, “Colder Weather,” with Zac Brown Band. (If you missed it, click here asap, and prepare to get covered in goose bumps.) I’ve had MISSION BELL since it released last year and have always loved it, but I’ve found myself suddenly obsessed with this album the past few days—and it's slowly started to dawn on me that the reason might be that Lee’s record provides the just-right tone for my current WIP.

…How about you? Do you write to music? Do you find yourself listening to different genres of music depending on what you’re drafting? How has listening to music fueled your own work?


  1. I love to listen to music while writing. I listen to certain songs when I write certain scenes/stories. Sometimes I'll even be listening to songs on my way to work, think about my WIP, and I'll tweak certain scenes better in my head. :)

  2. Oooh--I love the fact that listening to a song can trigger a brainstorming session!

  3. I'm one of those who needs pretty total silence. However, I may have to rethink that after listening to Colder Weather!


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