Meme day #7
7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
I find music too distracting to listen to it while I write. I prefer silence. I’m one of those people who can’t help but stop and give the majority of my concentration to whatever music is playing, so I have to have none if I’m going to concentrate on anything else.
I do find that music is excellent for giving me story ideas. I listen to it all the time when I’m not writing, and I like to make up playlists to accompany my novels – but that’s more in the light of “stuff I do to keep up my enthusiasm for the project” and goes alongside making icons, making book trailers and picking photos of actors to represent my heroes. A playlist goes in the “making up a fun scrapbook” part of the process, but not with the actual writing.