I listen to the same nine songs when I write. Every. Single. Time. It’s become so much of a habit that by the time I get to the end of the first track (58 seconds) I’ve slipped into my story and I’m away.
I only need twenty minutes to reach the 1000 word mark. This EP has just over that and is perfect for pacing myself with. I know when the last track comes on that I have just under three minutes to wrap up my writing session, and it gets me there with a grin on my face.
The funny thing is that this is not the music anyone would typically associate with me. It’s nothing like the other things I listen to, but I LOVE it. I sing along, head bopping, lyrics effortlessly leaving my lips. Rest of the world tuned out. Eyes on the screen.
Of course, I may have to hit pause now and then (when does a mother ever get 20 mins to herself? lol), but having this musical cue is proving to be a real blessing. Let’s hope I never get sick of Kidz in Space. I get the feeling that as long as the words are flowing, they are going to be my ‘most played’ artists.
If you’re curious, below is track two from the Kidz in Space EP: The Off Cuts Mixtape. It’s a mash up with a song that shares the name (In Your Blood), by another kiwi band called Computers Want Me Dead.
What do you write to??