I’ve been shying away from the PC recently. Sure, I’ve been thinking about writing, you know, making up those neat little scenes in my head, putting together an imaginary ten point plan to fame and success, even scribbling down a few notes about scenes and stuff.
But as for actual head-down time, these last couple of days? It sucks. Maybe it has something to do with this mini-heatwave Manchester is experiencing…Or I’ve just got an attack of the lazies.
But all is not lost, dear reader.
I rushed to my ‘puter this morning, got my bacon sandwiches (sorry all you veggies out there) and my cup of tea and I’m raring to go.
But wait, I can’t eat and type at the same time….
May the Lord deliver me from procrastination…I know what I need, some music to set my mood, to get those fingers clicking on the keys. Something that blasts away the cobwebs and gets me in the literary groove.
That gets me to thinking what people use music-wise to get the creative writing done. Here’s something like the list I would choose:
- Ain’t no grave by Johnny Cash
- Back to black by Amy Whitehouse
- Back in black by AC/DC (see what I did there!!)
- Black dog by Led Zeppelin (yes, it’s coincidence)
- For a few dollars more theme by Ennio Morricone (for when I reach those writing blocks)
- Nostalgia by Emily Barker
- Maxine by Traveling Wilburys
- Child in time by Deep Purple
- Wish you were here by Pink Floyd
- Dog days are over by Florence and the Machine
But then I asked the question on Twitter and @VariantVal suggested Momento Mori by Flyleaf…so that’s my ‘thang’ for the day as I forge onwards with a target to finish the first draft of The TOWER (see I procrastinated enough to play around with a cover design as you can see above). I’ll make another cup of tea first, get myself settled…mmmm what’s that over there.
Anyway, all this got me wondering what YOU listen to when you’re writing, or what kind of music gets you in the ‘zone’. Let me know, as usual, in the comments section below…
Damn, now someone’s drilling – how in hell is a genius supposed to concentrate round here!!!
UPDATE: Just to let you know, I got through 10,000 words yesterday…so HAH! to procrastination…