Writing Music: Save Me!19:58
Music is a very important part of my writing. It inspires scenes, characters, emotions, and even plot elements. And, most importantly, music also helps me get into the right mood and creative space so I can actually write. Some days, this is more difficult than usual, but the right song at the right time really gives me a creative boost. I often share these songs in this Writing Music series, in the hopes that, if they’ve worked for me, maybe someone else will find them useful as well. And usually, my playlist has the right piece to get me out of whatever creative slump I’m in at the moment. But I have a confession to make.
Yep, it’s true. I can’t seem to muster the energy and motivation to set aside the time in my busy life to get to work editing my book. I want to, but the creative space keeps eluding me, getting lost inside the list of 101 other things I think I should be doing instead. I need a shot of powerful music, something inspiring, epic, or beautiful, to get me in the right headspace. But I can’t find the right song from my own stash of music.
So today, I’m asking you, what music gets you in the right mood to write? What is your favourite song at the moment? Or what is the last good song you listened to? I’d love it if you shared your own best music with me in the comments, through titles, or YouTube links. Normally I’m the one with all the recommendations, but today, I really need your help. So please, suggest some great music to me, and help me find my creative spark again.
And just so I don’t leave you without any music at all this week, here is my favourite cover of ‘Fight Song’, which is my current reminder that, even though life is busy and writing is hard, I can keep pushing on and find my energy again.
It’s up to you guys! Leave your best music recommendations in the comments. My favourite songs suggested by you might appear in a Writing Music post in the near future!