Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown
Perhaps that is why I am so mood driven when it comes to music. This is even more evident when I am writing. I must have just the right music playing in the background and it must coincide with the scene I am writing. Last night I wrote to a playlist I made and named after the town in which my story takes place. It’s a little more subtle with coffeehouse and goth mixed together.
Then I have another playlist that features Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory album. Now, I have to admit, I am NOT a Linkin Park fan but when I was scouting for some new stuff that “felt” like the scenes I was writing, this album was one I kept going back to again and again during my search, so I downloaded it and it works amazingly well for the mood of those scenes.
What do you listen to when you write? Do you need to listen to anything in particular or are you rather low maintenance? I would love to know! Do you make playlists for writing? Do you create your own soundtrack of sorts for your novel?