Music and Writing

Music has always been a big part of my life, especially in my writing life. I love it. Everything from The Beatles to Catfish and the Bottlemen to the most obscure show tunes you can think of. And Glee. Lots of Glee.


I've sort of fallen into this routine of how I begin writing for the day. If I'm about to walk somewhere ( a lot of my schedule consists around walking places, to work, to class, home) then I play the playlist for the book I intend to work on.

Sometimes it doesn't work out that way. Sometimes it does. Sometimes it consists of me lying on my bed or my couch for the worse part of an hour listening to James Bay on repeat thinking about everything that's wrong in my book, and how I'm a failure at life.

But, as someone who has found herself in some deep, deep creative lulls, music has always been one of the most important things that pulled me out.

Well, in the past few weeks, its gotten better, and a big part of that is because of the music that I listen to. Spotify has this amazing, incredible new feature called discover weekly.

It's my favorite thing ever. It's the best.

It basically saves me from having to try and find music that I would like, and since I only use Spotify for my writing, every song on that playlist is heaven.

I've also developed a playlist for each of my books, and now, as I am rewriting the most recent one, I've made a new playlist.

This is what it looks like:

This is only about 2/3 of the playlist, and I add more to it every time I write. I am finding that if I listen to this playlist about a half hour before I intend to start writing, I'm in a mood where I just have to write.

Spotify is free! Also, there is a discount for students, so if you want it, you can use it! Happy musicing :D

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