Music & Writing


In other news – Writing Day 20 – This is where I write about the love of my life – Music.  Music has a direct path straight to my soul.  Before MS joined me, I needed music to write. Enya was a favorite, but honestly so were The Beatles, No Doubt, Simon & Garfunkel, Kirk Franklin and The Cranberries. They were my writing partners back in the day.  I love music. My taste in music is so eclectic, that if someone tried to figure out anything about me, just by looking at my music, I believe they would come up with one of two things:
1) I don’t know what I want
2) I want everything
Both are true depending on the time of day, but I  would also add 3) I know what I do not want and 4) I’m open to learning about new things.

I love all kinds of music, have I mentioned that?  I still do, but I cannot always listen to music with words while I write anymore.  I listen to music to prepare my mood before I write, or to heal my mood after I write, but sometimes quiet or classical is what surprisingly, brings the words.  I wonder what other changes my writing mind will go through as I get even older.

Fools in Love Playlist – It’s so sappy, you know that new love thing? Oh, don’t look to find any “new” music here.  I figure you could catch that on your radio…perhaps.

What inspires You?


You Inspire Me 1

In other news: Writing Day 16 – I thought about naming this – A Writer’s Playlist. I considered – An Author’s Adoration, I even thought of a Lyricist’s Love, but I’m not a lyricist, although by this time you do know who my favorite lyricist is:


Lin-Manuel Miranda



He’s on many people’s radar now that Hamilton is literally the hottest ticket in NYC, and he has won so many awards lately, but he’s been my favorite since In the Heights and House.  The first time I saw him perform, I knew he was a genius – really and I told people about him, because he is a genius.  It just took like 7 years for everyone else to catch on for some reason. I even, with another lmm lover, made a fan blog in those early days that he used to read! I’m not sure if his creativity knows any bounds. His music and stories are an inspiration to me. It’s awesome, people are sometimes frightened because he raps, but when your rap inspires kids to learn about the forefathers of their country,  and how France has been our ally since the revolutionary war, you must know that he is not doing the rap you might be thinking about.  This video was done back in 2009 when he went to the White House. At this time Hamilton was still just an idea blossoming. Now, you can’t get a ticket until the ending of next year. Listen to the story. Be amazed. And then listen to the final version that they sing over in Manhattan every night.  I love that it took so long, we see what hard work and tons of talent can create.

What inspires You?

In case you need some help: 31 ways to find Inspiration for your Writing