Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London is playing in the background and I'm trying to stretch the little gray cells into some sort of order so that I can write an interesting blog. Lately, my energy has been going into day to day living, things like shopping for enough food so that the next time the weather is uncooperative, I don't have to fight the parking lot slush in order to eat.
You wouldn't think that songs like Werewolves or Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner would inspire a romance writer but it's more the intention, the driving beat that sparks the words. There was a time not long ago that I couldn't write with anything but instrumental music playing in the background but when I'm in the zone, not much will disturb me and for some reason Warren's CD kept me going for the eighteen days it took to write my last novella. I think that's about the fastest I've ever written 20k.
I do think it's time to jazz up the playlist though. I've been listening to Michael Buble` and the Goo Goo Dolls and even a little Johnny Cash but so far nothing is making my skirt fly up. I think I need to find some new inspirations but here comes the holiday season and there won't be much playing on the radio but Christmas music.
Come to think of it, it might be kind of a challenge to write something to the accompaniment some fun Christmas music. The Little Drummer Boy has always been a favorite. I don't think I've ever heard an artist do a version that I haven't liked. There's something about a child giving a gift from the heart that is uniquely his own. It's the spirit we all try to capture at this time of year.
Hmmm. I think maybe my skirt just fluttered a bit. What about you? Do you work to specific playlists or have a particular holiday favorite?