This week on Romance Writers Weekly, Elizabeth Schechter asks:
Playlists - what's in your Spotify? Lyrics or instrumental? What's your favorite writing jam?
If you joined me from Clair Brett, welcome!
Here’s the thing. When I started writing seriously about ten years ago, I didn’t want to be unavailable to my family for more hours than I already was, given I had a day job and had to write on evenings and weekends. My "office" became the living room, which is slightly separated from the kitchen and family room (where the TV lives). From there I could still help with homework, keep track of the hockey game on TV, monitor what was cooking on the stove, and generally be accessible if someone needed me.
Adding music to the soundtrack already surrounding me would have been one distraction too many!
Things have changed over the years, of course, and it is becoming more and more common for me to be along( or at least the house to be quiet) while I am doing my writing. I’ve grown so used to the background babble that I am finding the silence a little unnerving, and am not nearly as productive as I would like. In the new year, things are going to change again, as I am leaving my day job and plan to focus even more on my writing, which means a new routine is in order. I’ll definitely be exploring how music might help me keep up the word count and get the creative ideas flowing.
Now it’s time to move on to instigator of this topic, Elizabeth Schechter. I am sure she’ll have much more concrete suggestions for music to writing by. And you should check out Elizabeth's newest release, FORGED IN FIRE. It's book two in her "Heir to the Firstborn" series. Find out more here!
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