It’s no secret to my husband that I cannot sit down and seriously write if there are absolutely any distractions present, be they the TV practically on mute in the next room, the dogs quietly bathing themselves under my desk, feeling the ever slightest urge to urinate, a north to northwest breeze blowing in through the windows, etc etc.
So you might be able to guess that I belong to the No Music During Writing camp. Don’t get me wrong—music definitely inspires me (there’s nothing like blaring a great song in the car to bring back fond teenage memories—Last Friday Night by Katy Perry and Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae inspired some of the party scenes in The Witch Hunter’s Bible) but when I actually sit down to write, I require near utter silence. And I have to say, I’m a lucky girl to have such a supportive husband (and such a solid-sleeping kid!), because utter silence is totally not a reasonable request!
So how about you? Do you listen to music when you write, or are you a Noise Nazi like me?