For me music is a motivational tool and I listen to it almost all day. But different music has different effects. Some provides excellent back-drop as I write but I want something altogether when I’m doing the evil exercise program (pumping the beats on Iheartradio).
I love their Iheartradio theme stations! When I write my blogs (this one, my ‘nice’ side blog – http://www.tasarlaromaney.wordpress.com or guest blogs) I usually listen to Disney Movie Soundtracks.
I use to put together playlist for each of my WIP. Something that conveyed the characters but now thanks to Iheartradio, I choose a couple of artist that play the music that fits the story or a play a theme station. I still usually have one song that I think sort of ‘sums’ up the entire story. For example, for Kickstart – it was Flo Rida – Wild One (if you haven’t heard it and want to check out the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpOR_HuHRNs). If I was having trouble with a scene, I’d click on the youtube video and listen with my eyes closed.
For my current WIP (which will be do done this week), I listen a Celtic Woman theme station. And the theme song is Lana Del Rey (whom I LOVE – she is my go to station) Dark Paradise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SnSUbnx5Ys).
At night while I read, I have Nature’s Bounty on 🙂
The funny thing about my obsession with music – I have NO ability. Honestly, turning on the radio is where it ends. Because I’m surrounded by music all day, I’d to hear any suggestions you have.