Normally when I’m writing a novel I have a couple of CD’s that I listen to pretty much constantly while I am writing – the music itself has little to do with the manuscript, but it cuts down the noises of the rest of the house and allows me to easily slip back into the story. I very quickly begin to associate the songs with the writing of that particular piece, which is good because normally they aren’t things I’d hear on the radio or playing anywhere else.
This time around, I don’t.
It was a conscious choice, not because of anything to do with the writing, but because I worried that I wouldn’t hear Lauren if I had my headset on (I don’t have any PC speakers).
I’m starting to miss that musical link to my story. That ability to slip into writing mode simply by pressing ‘play’. And there is really nothing I can do about it, because hearing Lauren is more important than anything else right now.
Just one more of those ‘facts of life’ that I have lurking around at the moment. I’ve thought about finding something to listen to for night writing, but even then, I’d rather be listening out for her. One day, I’ll have some music for my writings again.