While listening to ABBA earlier today (don’t judge me!) I realized just how important it was to me that I be listening to something while writing. True, it’s a highly contested practice with many preferring to write in ghostly silence where you could easily hear dust drop and many on the other side of the spectrum who can’t work at all without guitar riffs blasting their eardrums to bloody pulps. I fall on the music side of the spectrum, but not so much that I’ll no longer be able to hear anything a few years down the road.
I find that certain music does a lot to affect my writing. Compare writing with Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 playing in the background to doing the same with Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 or Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and you’ll most assuredly see a difference. Depending on my mood, I’ll listen to different things. Also depending on what I want my mood to be, I’ll also listen to different things.
Anywho, just a short little blurb from me. That’s all, cheers!