So we’ve all realized how we’ve improved in our writing. But in that process, at least for me, there were some writing habits I became painfully aware of and I’m not sure whether I should be critical of them or embrace them. I’d like to address these on a couple of different levels:
1.) I ALWAYS want to incorporate music/lyrics in my writing or just straight up write about music. I’ve realized that for as much as I love to write about it, I don’t actually play instruments frequently enough. Sometimes I fear that yes, I’m faking it all. But the interest is there, I swear. It pops up in every piece of writing I actually value. Do you think that such recurring topics are ultimately a hindrance to exploration of other topics or further writing development? What’s up with being eternally caught up on one subject? Do you tend to incorporate a certain topic in much of your writing?
2.) I’ve realized that the quality of my writing depends on way too many external variables. How am I feeling today? Do I feel creative? Am I comfortable? Do I like the scenery? Can I work with background noise? What song should I play on repeat for the next five hours? And by the time I figure all of it out, an hour has gone by. Do any of you experience this? What’s your favorite writing environment/scenario/song? How much emphasis do you think should be put on creating the perfect writing environment?
And if you’re interested, here’s my current writing playlist (aka the biggest determinant of my writing environment) :
“Another Night,” Real McCoy
“If I Fell,” The Beatles
“Mr. Blue Sky,” ELO
“Tim I wish you were born a girl,” Of Montreal