Today I am writing on the second book of the Red August series and behind me, my lover is editing the first book. It’s nice when he’s here I can work at my desk writing, and he can sit behind me at the table, writing.
We have officially reached workaholic status, though. All day yesterday I was making artwork for my store website (which is set to launch May1). Last week I split my time between writing, making items for my online store and making a Cafepress shop. Which is still very much NOT DONE. But off to a good little start.
Anyway, at first I was playing a music list with no lyrics. Then I ended up putting on my Fairytale Writing Mix – Red August which is on Spotify. You can follow it, if you like and you use Spotify – I am under “Heather Brooks.”
I take several approaches to listening to music while writing. If I’m in an easily distracted mood I will put on instrumentals. I have a list that is almost all instrumental called Myth, Magic, Faeries & Mermaids. I may even just listen to coffee shop sounds on Coffitivity. Other times I like having some music with lyrics happening – and usually it’s because I want something that gives me the atmosphere of what I’m writing. In the case of Red August I made a list that has a lot of sexy, ethereal stuff on it. Also, since the book is set in the early 1980s, I listened to some of the stuff around then. Retrojam is good for that.
So, here are probably my top five favorites (in no particular order) from my Fairytale Writing Mix – Red August:
– Howl – Florence + The Machine
– Exiles (The Wolves of Midwinter) – Mary Fahl– Born to Die – Lana Del Rey
– Ride – Lana Del Rey
– My Immortal – Evanescence
If you have suggestions for good songs that fit the haunted, werewolf, wolf, hunter, huntress, archery theme, please leave me a comment!