Distraction or Inspiration?

I recently completed my profile on NaNoWriMo and was a little thrown by the question: Noveling Music? I deliberated for a few seconds, mainly because I don’t listen to music whilst writing, and finally chose an artist I enjoy whatever my mood. It’s still niggling at me though, as things often do. I’ve been trying to decide if music would actually be more of a distraction. It’s been known to calm me, motivate and cheer me, but I’m not sure I’d be able to concentrate on a task with Bruno Mars crooning in the background.

When push comes to shove I don’t think it would make any difference. Once I’m in the zone I’m not aware of anything but the world I’m creating and the characters in my head.

I am interested in how other people use music when they seek inspiration. I may even try it, because with so many words to cram into just thirty days I’m going to need all the help I can get!

Having said that, I’m looking forward to the journey ahead. Already my head is crammed with ideas and the characters I will soon be giving a voice, are all but salivating at the bit! Bring it on!

Thanks, as always for reading.

Until next time


Published by mbarkersimpson

Melissa Barker-Simpson is a multigenre romance author. Her stories are about connection, friendship, and love in all its forms. So whether in a magical setting, an alternative universe, or a world where anything can happen – and often does – there is always an element of romance. Melissa is currently residing in the North of England with her two daughters, and when not writing, is fulfilling her other role as a British Sign Language Interpreter.

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