Tuesday, 20 November 2012

NaNoWriMo Soundtrack: Music to Dream by

Lovely Artemis, a magical Twitter friend shared a wonderful track with me today.  Perfect timing because I've been musing on what my NaNoWriMo soundtrack should be.

This isn't writing music, it's inspiring music. I need silence to write (not helpful with a small child watching My Little Pony by my side).  But music can help me get into my flow state (thanks to Ruth Long and Daniel Swensen AKA Surly Muse for teaching me about this) and to get ready to write. 

When I heard this, I knew this was the song to help me get into my heroine's POV.  It's a piano demo by the mystical and musical Stevie Nicks and utterly haunting - highly suitable for a banshee.  Receiving the gift of music is so special.  I love having my musical horizons expanded. 

More sound track suggestions are welcomed.  But first, over to Stevie...


5 comments:

Daniel Swensen said...

I never write without music. I even have an "opening theme" for whatever I'm working on to transition myself into the writing state of mind. So glad to see you inspired!

Sophie Moss said...

Writing with music is a must. :) Love Stevie Nicks, especially when she was part of Fleetwood Mac. Check out the song "Gold Dust Woman" when you get a minute. My absolute fav by her. :)

Meg McNulty said...

Oh I will!

Diane J. Reed said...

Yay! I'm so glad you posted this beautiful demo by Stevie Nicks--it's wonderful to hear her in the early artistic stages of her process (which parallels your own work that you're doing during NANO!). I love what you've written so far--please keep sharing the music that inspires you! : )

Meg McNulty said...

Thank you! I can't tell you how much your support means - nearly there!