Congratulations to Rogena Mitchell-Jones! She is the winner of a signed copy of Indelible.
I know y’all were expecting to hear from the fabulous Yvonne Heidt this morning, but she is neck deep in edits for The Quickening (due out in January). She channeling some kind of awesomely powerful writing goddess at the moment and didn’t want to lose that groove. I have to say, as someone who has read her work in progress, I don’t want her to lose it either. Yvonne is crazy talented.
So, y’all get to hang with me, Jove, for a bit instead. I know it’s not the same, but I make a fabulous glass of tea and I’m in the mood to talk about how music impacts the creative process of writing. And I thought I’d give away a signed copy of Indelible, too. Just leave a comment below in the appropriate space. I’ll draw the winner on Friday, 8/16/13. Good luck!
For those of you who’ve been in my house, you know that silence is at a premium and generally only found in the dead of night or when we’re all away at the same time. On special holidays dedicated to the maintenance of my sanity, the kids manage to stifle their inherent need to make noise for brief two minute intervals before remembering that “outside voice” is their only voice.
What’s a writer to do amidst all that chaos? Can’t tie ’em up and stuff ’em in the closet because 1) I like them, 2) it’s super illegal and I don’t look good in orange. Benadryl inspires deep, heavy sleep and sleep equals quiet. However, that won’t work either (see above reasons). When the weather allows, I can send them outside to play. We live in a cul de sac and my office window affords me a clear view. Since we live in the land of rain, there are approximately three suitable play outside days all year long.
As you can see, my options are limited. Then I found Vevo and Spotify and everything changed. Music doesn’t block out the sounds my family makes. I don’t turn it up loud enough for that. It does, however, create a fabulous melodic barrier between my eardrums and the melee.
I even created a playlist to go along with my last novel, Love & Devotion. Want to check it out? It’s on my website HERE.
Before I go I want to share some of my favorite songs from my current writing playlist.
Thanks for hanging out with me. I’d love to have you leave a comment down there, tell me what kind of music inspires you to do what you do.