Your Writing Soundtrack

I mentioned in a previous post that I recently got a Fitbit Flex, and although thinking about the purchase itself is usually enough to get my butt out the door, there are days when exercise is the last thing I want to do after work.  So I made a deal with myself…any day that I’m desperately trying to come up with excuses NOT to get moving, I can download one new song from iTunes and add it to my workout playlist.  Problem solved!

Well, except for today, when I got so immersed in downloading new songs that it was dark out before I realized it, and walking solo in the shadows isn’t something I do, especially with music blaring in my ears.  So no exercise.  Ooops!

As an aside, here’s my new favorite song that I WILL pound the pavement to tomorrow!

(Bonus: the video cracks me up to no end!  “Headbutt your way through life!” is my new motto.)

Anyway, in our interview with Rachel Carrera, both Britt and I mentioned our “writing soundtracks”…music to write to, if you will.  Britt likes to have the music matching the story, and she definitely has found (and shared with me) some great music over the years.

I, on the other hand, can’t stand to have any music playing while I’m writing.  The only exception is classical music, and it has to be turned down so low it’s practically white noise.  Interesting, because I normally have music playing in almost all other facets of my life (and went to college with a music scholarship).  I might be inspired to write by a song, or given an idea, mood, or theme…old friends might remember Make Your Own Kind of Music?  😉  But when it comes to writing…I can’t produce words of my own when I’m submerging myself in others’.

What about you?  Do you listen to music while you write?  If so, what kind?  Or are you like me and prefer a soundproof environment?  Have you ever been inspired to write by a song or kind of music and, if so, what is it?