Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Blog Tour: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Today I am lucky to have the wonderful Lauren Baratz-Logsted here on her blog tour.  She's started a new idea, and each blog she visits just has one question on it, so it's really cool and unique!

What kind of music do you listen to when you write?  Why do you listen to this music?  If you don't listen to music while writing, why not?

I almost never listen to music when I'm writing. It's not that I'm anti-music - I'm practically singing as I'm writing this! - but while TV in the background or people talking doesn't distract me from working on a novel, the different moods evoked by music do. Or maybe 'distract' is the wrong word. Maybe what I'm talking about is influence, the idea that the mood of the music would affect the mood of the novel. The one notable exception was when I was writing the first draft of the adult novel Vertigo in fall 2000. It's a dark suspense story set in the Victorian era and I listened to the soundtrack of The Piano over and over again while writing it because the mood matched perfectly. When I say 'over and over' I mean over and over, like 55 days of over and over. Maybe that's the real reason I don't listen to music while writing a novel: I'm so obsessive that once I start I can't stop.  

To see yesterday's question, click here to visit Bloody Bookaholic.

To visit tomorrow's question, click here to visit Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome- Lauren Baratz-Logsted is amazing! I love her books! =)