When I sit down and write I always like to put music on. It has to be music with no lyrics though as I find this too distracting and end up typing the words I’m listening too.
I have a specific “zone” I like to get in whilst I write but it’s quite constricting when – the perfect time for me to write is late at night, in the dark except for my lamp on my desk, headphones on, writing mix on and a cup of tea in front of me.
Unfortunately though this isn’t always possible, especially during summer, it stays light too late and I end up having to go to bed before it’s dark as I have work the next day! Obviously this isn’t essential for me to write but it’s my favourite way to be when I write.
I know some people just can’t comprehend the idea of listening to music when they write, they need TOTAL SILENCE and nothing less will do, others will have to go to a coffee shop and have the background noise of the world around them.
If you do like to listen to music whilst you write, what kind of music do you listen too? I switch between instrumental trance and “epic inspirational mixes”, both on YouTube – these are usually over an hour long sometimes around 8 hours long which means they’re great for long, uninterrupted writing sessions.
I have included the one I was listening to last night below, let me know in the comments what you’re writing habits are!