Tuesday, 14 November 2017
NaNoWriMo: Day 14 ~ Creating a Playlist
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?
Word Count: 2,322
~ Chase Superman Duffy