Back some time ago I got an IPOD as a gift. I was really thrilled about it but I'll admit I'm not a huge, big time music person. I'm continually saying to my kids...ooooh, I love that one. What's it called and who's it by? They always look at me as if I should somehow KNOW that already but names of groups and songs fly in an out of my head at the speed of light. I know I like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and U-2 and lots of other bands but I just suck at individual song titles.
For Mother's Day, I got this cool docking thing for my IPOD. It has a clock radio built in as well and I already have a place in my office picked out for it. First things first though. I've gotta load the IPOD with music. I don't usually listen to music when I write because I'm easily distracted. Don't know if it's ADD or not but I tend to tell myself that I just have an inquisitive and brilliant mind that's simply incapable to settling on 'one thing' for any length of time. HA. Yeah, that works for me. The truth is, I have the attention span of a gnat.
If I do listen to music while writing, it's atmospheric stuff like rain and breezes, shifting leaves and waves on beaches. I AM wondering though, since I suck at action scenes, if maybe I should play some MUSE or Nickelback or Godsmack when writing them. Think it would help me get into the scene better?
What about you? Does music help or hinder?