Friday, November 6, 2009

Freaky Friday

With so many people heavily involved in NaNoWriMo, I decided to do a writing-oriented Freaky Friday.

I don't listen to music much when writing my first draft, but while editing--oh, boy--I rely on it. The right song can set my imagination off, inspire the right tone, and (almost paradoxically as it has the opposite effect as I'm first-drafting) keep me focused. Here are five songs I'm obsessing about while editing my WIP, Queen of Cups:

1. Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)
2. She (Green Day)
3. Paddy's Lament (Flogging Molly)
4. Season of the Witch (Donovan)
5. Caravan (Van Morrison)

My story runs through these songs and if you listen closely you'll have an idea of what it is...

I'm interested to hear what you guys think about the relationship between what you listen to and what shows up on paper. NaNo folks especially, what are you listening to as you pound out that draft?


  1. I'm like you I don't listen to music when I write my first draft. I try and tune in on my characters.

  2. Can you listen to it while revising? I find it actually helps. Isn't that strange?