If you’re a friend of mine on FB, you know that 95% of the time I wake up with a song in my head. I swear when I die, they’re going to open up my head and find a juke box AND that Mucinex guy in there, lol!
Ahem. Anyway, there are some people out there who can’t write if there is any noise in the room. That’s definitely not my case.
Back when I was starting out, writing my books by hand, I found my creativity was bolstered by Hooked On Classics. I even wrote while at the laundromat while listening to Motley Crue, Don Henley, and Nirvana.
Once I even outlined an entire book while sitting in a noisy bar, waiting for a job interview.
Depending on my mood, I’ve written to the music of Prince, Bon Jovi, Pink, Nelson, Jon Secada, and even some Eminem and Linkin Park. Disturbed has even made an appearance. When my ‘caboose’ was a toddler twelve years ago, I learned to write with Dora The Explorer, Bob The Builder, and Spongebob Squarepants in the background.
One glorious week, my kids were all gone, and I was looking forward to spending that week revising one of my longer books. I went through my entire (at the time) 8-CD library, and couldn’t summon the motivation. Finally, on the last day, I put in Aqua (“Barbie Girl) and the darn thing played through at least three times while I changed my 1st-person novel to 3rd person.
I’d avoided that particular album, because I had been ‘in the mood’ for a more hard rock sound. Turned out Britney Fox, Monster Rock, Styx, and Journey, not to mention Melissa Etheridge, was not my muse’s preferred sound! Who knew?
What about you?
What’s the weather been like in your corner of the world? Ours has been cold, with only a light dusting of snow this past week. Had some rain on Wednesday, and hoping to end the week in either the upper 40s or lower 60s (again, with rain). I keep telling myself, “I’ll take rain over snow; I’ll take rain over snow” as I’m sloshing through puddles!
We’ve also had one kid with strep throat and my spouse with a round of the stomach flu. Really hoping the other occupants of my house, including me, stay healthy!
Update on Catered Romance: The kindle version is available for pre-order for only $.99! When it goes live May 21st, the price will increase to $3.99, so order yours today! The print version is still on track to release on that date also:)