I love listening to music, both live and just loud through my stereo. I have eclectic music tastes and am always on the look out for new bands, artists or songs. I also love to sing, but I know that I can’t, so I reserve that for when I’m alone in the house or car.
When I write, I love to listen to music. I find inspiration in the lyrics, the melody or even just the mood a song can put me in. Sometimes I’ll listen to a song or a band over and over again, just trying to get a scene right. By the time the book’s done, I can’t listen to the songs that inspired it without picturing my characters and their lives. Sometimes they pop up in other songs too, showing me something different.
When I read however, I like total silence.