I've rediscovered music. I go through phases where I don't listen to a lot of music. I'm okay with the quiet and most of the time these days silence is its own type of pleasure. Too bad I hadn't rediscovered music a few weeks ago when I wrote my Romance Writers' Weekly Blog post on a song that has influenced my writing. For the life of me I couldn't get many tunes in my head that week!
I like a popular song that's frequently on the radio by X Ambassadors, Renegade. On a whim I pulled out my ear buds and used my Pandora App during the day job. Ironically, it made the day go by faster and my focus on work tasks easier. I loved a lot of songs by X Ambassadors. There was a rhythm and beat that just made me feel. The writing ideas have been flowing this week that's for sure.
Pandora is ever helpful and other artists I've given a thumbs up to include Ed Sheeran (Sons of Anarchy flashbacks on this music - what a great show), Fitz & the Tantrums, Imagine Dragon and Jasmine Thompson.
Ideas are in the embryo stage and my current work in progress got a boost from the music.
I still can't actually work on my fiction while listening to the music, but I'm happy that I can do other work while tapping my foot and moving to the rhythm.
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