Tuesday 14 November 2017

NaNoWriMo: Day 14 ~ Creating a Playlist

It snowed in my neighbourhood last night—quite a bit, actually. Which is why I got extra early this morning to shovel before school.

I don't mind shovelling, except that it cut into my writing time on my NaNoWriMo project. I didn't quite hit my word count goal yesterday and so was hoping to carve out a few minutes before breakfast. Plans thwarted.

But I did stumble across a writing tool I'd forgotten about! While shovelling, I listened to my iPod, and some of the songs really inspired me to keep moving. A few even had me thinking about my manuscript. And it occurred to me that for the first time, I hadn't created a writing playlist.

I'm definitely going to do that tonight—after my words are done, obviously.

For me, the best writing music is upbeat, but not something I can sing along to, because that's just a distraction. Since I'm writing a ghost story this time around, I think I'll songs that have a more haunting sound—like Zombie by The Cranberries.

Here, have a listen...

Helps that it's called Zombie—even though I'm writing about ghosts! At school today, I'm going to poll some of my friends to see what other songs I should add to my writing playlist. Do YOU have any suggestions? Does music inspire your muse?

Gotta jet!

Word Count: 2,322

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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