Thursday, November 3, 2011
NaBloPoMo... yeah... say that three times fast!
Heh... well here it is November... NaNoWriMo month for me for many years--- National Novel Writing Month.. though for the last few years, my life has been busier and my creative passions have been other places than with my love of words. This month, i stumbled across National Blog posting month (thanks Pippa) and i thought since I wasn't going to give myself the NaNo pressure this year (1666 words a day for thirty days) I'd at least see if i couldn't give myself this challenge. I'm coming in a few days late, though one can register up until the 5th of november. I don't think I'm going to head back and play catch up because, well... i don't do things backwards when I can avoid it... but todays blog prompt is :Can you listen to music and write? What song did you hear today? And the answer to that is a resounding YES! my partner, Joe cannot write to music... so when we were doing Nano at the same time, I'd have to sit with my headphones on and work... I love to have music in the background, and I often use it to set a mood. I've lately been taken with Alanis Morisette, and have been listening to some very old Marillion, which also always maks me smile. Music, for me, is something that helps set a mood or break one. Words inspire me, whether as sung lyrics or a written piece... i don't care much for fluff or songs that I can't understand the words to... seems a little pointless to me to have words no one gets. I can write without music, too, though I prefer to have it on. Today... my soundtrack has just been the piped in music at work.. which, horribly, already includes Christmas music. Not that I dislike Christmas music, but I dislike it November 1st... it just doesn't work for me. I used to like to hold off on playing any Christmas until the week of Christmas, and the first piece of Christmas music in my house was always played after the tree was finished-- and yes... it is suitably un-traditional-- Fairy Tale of New York, The Pogues. How about you? What Christmas song "sets the stage" for your holidays?