Today, I created six playlists on Spotify playlists for readers, fellow writers, creative inspiration, and one for fun – a driving playlist. My best thinking occurs when I am driving or taking road trips.
Music has always been part of my life. I can remember when I was around 5 years old, singing and dancing to the radio. Most days, at least one if not two “radios” is playing in the house for 16 hours or more.
Occasionally, when life becomes too stressful or I am editing a book, I turn off the music, otherwise, music is playing softly in the background.
I binge-listen to songs while I am writing, my soul will lock on a melody or rhythm. For several songs, the play times exceeded 500 times. I believe part of my brain and soul’s insatiable hunger for the song is related to my dyslexia. My brain is hunting for something.
The music becomes part of my writing, songs influence the poetry and fictional characters. Last year, I created several musicians in my book, as their songs the fibers that built Insatiable Consumption of Being. The playlists will be fluid as I edit the songs from time to time.