Music and Writing

There are a lot of writers who create playlists for their books. I’ve stumbled upon plenty with playlists on their websites. Either a soundtrack of sorts to the story and/or what the author listened to while writing.

Some fans love this too. I’ve seen fans ask for playlists from authors who don’t make them. I assume they listen to the playlists while reading because that’s what seems to be the reason for them.

I wouldn’t know because I’ve never been one of those people. I’ve never been one of those writers or one of those readers.

I love music. I listen to music just as much as I read on any given day. I’ll listen to music while I’m doing a lot of things, but I will never listen to it when I’m writing or reading. It’s too distracting from reading. I can’t focus on the story, and I feel even more strongly about that when writing. I’m someone who has to focus on the music when I’m listening to it. I can’t do that and either read or write at the same time.

I just can’t do it. I’ve tried before, and it never works. I can only focus on the music when it’s playing, nothing else.

Authors getting inspiration from music makes complete sense to me. Just recently I wrote something after getting the idea while listening to a song. That rarely happens to me, but it does sometimes. Still, it blows my mind that authors can listen to music when they write. I’ll never be able to do it.

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