A la David Letterman’s Stupid Human Tricks — I hear that a lot of writers write to thematic music to get them into the mood. I’m totally the opposite. Just like with work, I need something to disrupt my thought patterns. Back in the day, it was NIN. Nowadays it’s pop music.Totally the opposite feel of what I’m writing.
I download something that’s already being played on the radio incessantly and play it on REPEAT. That’s the only thing that seems to work. The part of my brain that wants to do or think about anything but writing gets shut off by the radio ga-ga and the addictive beat just sinks into my bones.
What’s playing on repeat now? Akon’s – Right Now (Na Na Na). I swear I’ve listened to it about 50 times.
I wonder what silly tricks other writers use?