Most people I know have music, radio, or TV on most of the time, whether they are actively listening or it is on as background noise. I don’t. I got out of that habit while caretaking, and came to like my relatively silent world. That’s part of the reason I can hear owls when they hoot and coyotes when they howl. Mike and I have made many an auto trip up and down the ALCAN and across the country without listening to anything at all, except, on occasion, each other.
Not so as I NaNo. Part of the NaNo experience for me is enjoying a “writer’s life.” As if I don’t actually live it already–yeah, I know. I guess it’s my romantic vision of a writer’s life. I turn on the colorful ceiling lights, light a couple of mmm-smelly candles, and click onto Radio Praetoria through Live365. The station’s tag line is “Music that sings to the soul and sparks the imagination.” That’s bound to help me write 50,000 words in 30 days, right?
PS – Thanks for the words of support in the comments. It helps. The threat of public humiliation is great inspiration and motivation.
PPS – You can cheer blog reader, Becca, on here, too. She accepted the challenge/invitation and is also playing. I’ve invited her to guest blog here, but I think she’s hoarding words these days.
Categories: Children's writing