I learned a cool way to share earworms with you! Here’s what’s been running through my head ALL DAY for the past FIVE DAYS:
I sometimes listen to music when I’m writing. Not always, but sometimes. Because sometimes I feel like I physically need music for the energy rush, and so the right song is like a good, strong cup of coffee.
Other times, music is like noise interference and it stops me from hearing what’s in my head, so I don’t listen to anything while I’m writing.
But I almost always listen to something before I start a writing session. And for sure afterward. And sometimes in between if I’m taking a break. The right song can keep me in the right frame of mind for storytelling. I think I must have listened to Radiohead for about six months straight while writing CREEP (so if you ever wondered where I came up with the name for the book, now you know). Radiohead is so wonderfully moody, so anti-establishment, so unapologetic, that they made the perfect soundtrack to write a novel I always envisioned would turn out moody and unapologetic (though maybe not so much anti-establishment… I do want to get published!).
Definitely nothing like the cheerful earworm above that’s been burrowing in my brain for the past few days.
So… do you listen to music at work?