This month has been a really creative month for me. I have written quite a bit, I have been journalling as well (but only in a small way). I don't want to force myself to write say a sentence a day, as Gretchen Rubin has suggested on her Happiness Project website. I prefer to open my journal up, and write when I feel like I have something I want to note down.
Emma Darwin's post about writing with music playing (which she retweeted the other day, which is how I found it, as she wrote the post in 2007, and I have only just discovered her blog), really struck a chord with me (nothing wrong with a bit of musical imagery!).
Now music is very important to me. It can take me from the depths of despair to a better place. It can make me get all nostalgic about things, like the first film set in Italy that I loved and the music that was used in a certain scene.
I tried something the other day, I was tapping away at my laptop, and I put on a song. It was one of my favourite Irene Grandi CDs. I can't remember which song it was, what I do recall is that I did manage to type away a bit more of my story, but in the end, the words did serve as a bit of a distraction, which parallels in a sense what Emma Darwin was getting at.
I do want to try and see whether if I listen to instrumental music only, whether this will aid my creative process or not. I will let you know how it goes.