For me, listening to music is a part of life. I listen to music when I drive, when I clean house, when I write. Music is memories. Certain songs will bring back the past. All of us have songs that we loved in our teen years, in our twenties and so on. There are even songs that we hope will be played at our funerals.
For writing, I love instrumental music, which forms something of a soundtrack for the story I'm writing at the time. Music always triggers my imagination so I usually turn the music on first. This is during the creative phase of the story. When I let the magic of the music help create the story. Many times, during the revision process, I don't have any music playing because I'm actually listening to the words now. I don't think I've ever written anything without music. It is an integral part of my process. Music is part of what transports me to the story world.
Even if I didn't write, I would still listen to music every chance I got. I would still sing and dance and celebrate that I live in a world where music fills the air. We are blessed!
So click below to listen to Manfred Mann and have some fun bopping around the room, singing doo wah diddy diddy dum did do...