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My NaNoWriMo Playlist.

Last week, I shared a few songs I like to write to on HauteMess Magazine. It's only ten days into NaNo, and I feel like I'm learning so much about myself and my writing process, what works and what doesn't. My first draft is going in the direction that I want it go, but of course, it isn't perfect (not even close). I'm really pumped to see how it all turns out at the end of the month. 

On HauteMess, I wanted to share soft songs that anyone could write to. I do write to the songs that I shared (namely scores from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), but I also took it a step further for my own novel. Each of my main characters have their own playlists. There are also climactic scenes that have playlists and some character relationships. It's so fun to write to music. 

It's not something I thought I would be able to do. I used to have to write with silence, but somehow now writing without music feels weird. These are a few songs from my personal writing playlist for NaNoWriMo:

"Cough Syrup" by Young the Giant

"This Ain't Rock N Roll" by Steve Moakler

"Break the Rules" by Charli XCX

"Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" by Lady Gaga

"Love For a Child" by Jason Mraz

"Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora

"Heartstrings" by Leighton Meester

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? What music do you like to write to? 

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  1. I will definitely consider adding these to my writing playlist! This December, I'm going to make my Writing Playlist. I'm not doing NaNoWriMo this year, but I do have to do a Creative Writing Portfolio as my Senior project. I'm writing a fiction piece and I'm really excited about the form! How is your writing coming along? I hope it is going well!

  2. These are great songs!! I'll for sure have to add them to my playlists!

  3. Thanks for sharing your playlist with us. Music always spurs on our creativity!

  4. I love that you've got special songs for each character--what a fun way to get to know each of them. My husband loves to work to music, but I'm more of a quiet person when I'm working (especially since I'm writing since the words in my head and the words in the songs tend to get jumbled), but I do love listening to classical music!

  5. This is really whetting my appetite for your novel!

  6. I'm not participating this year (nor have I ever participated, it's so intimidating!!) but I say good luck to you!!!!!

  7. That is so cool to have special songs for each character. I usually only have a specific song for my villains. You have me thinking. Good luck on NaNo. I've only written about 2400 words so far.

  8. I like how you have the songs by character! That's brilliant. I tend to just put my music library on shuffle... hahah. :)

  9. Dude. I want to read this novel. You chose some kickass songs!

  10. Love how you have the songs by character. Never thought of it like that.

  11. Thank you! It made it so much easier for me to get in the different mindsets.

  12. Thanks, Emily! Hopefully one day, you'll be able to!

  13. Thank you! Separating the songs into characters helps me get into the different mindsets of each of my characters.

  14. Thanks so much, Ricci! It definitely has its good and bad moments. Some days I'm so inspired and others, I'm ready to quit! But I won't.

  15. Hopefully you'll get to read it one day!

  16. I go in and out of using music. Some days, I need peace and quiet or just some instrumental music (I love writing to the scores of the movie The Holiday. All of the songs are so pretty!) and others, I listen to these songs and a few others to get in the mindset of each of my characters.

  17. You're welcome! Music definitely inspires me so much!

  18. Thanks, Olivia! They've been on repeat for a few weeks now.

  19. That sounds like an interesting senior project! Having a playlist has definitely made a difference in my writing process. My writing is going. I'm at a little standstill right now because I'm doing a little more planning, but I've written 22k+ words so far, so I'm a little ahead of the curve and have time to pause and do planning. Hopefully I can keep going at the pace I have been!

  20. How interesting! I love how you split up your songs! I need to add these songs to my playlist. My daughter has me playing Shake it Off on endless repeat...

  21. Dude, I'm so proud of you! :) I kind of like the idea of figuring out a song for each of my characters... might have to do that!

  22. Thanks so much, Rachael! It's definitely helped me learn more about my characters. I'm proud of you too for doing NaNo! It's so huge!


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