I’ve always written to music. From the very beginning, it was Everything I Do by Bryan Adams. Lady Blackmyre loved NIN’s Closer. I swear that when the *right* song comes up for the story, I can write faster and deeper. The whole mood wraps around and inside my head with every musical word.
But I’ve never really used nature sounds or other “peaceful” tracks without words. Someone mentioned beaches and rain on Twitter the other day, and I was like, oh wow, there’s an app for that? Ha. Of course there is.
I’ve been needing some significant stress busters. While I sweat my backside off doing Power 90, I thought I might try something new too. There’s nothing quite like the sound of a thunderstorm, for example. I’m not so big on happily tweeting birds. Too much river and trickling water sounds make me have to pee. But the beach, yeah, that’s pretty nice. The nighttime sounds at the lake and forest are pretty cool too.
Then there was this one shamanic one I picked up and whoa, it’s so cool. It’s drums and crows, some eerie whispers in the background. I can’t wait to find the book that works for that music.
And yeah, I’m more peaceful. I listened to it so much today that my phone is almost dead. (Unless the monsters get a hold of it, my phone will usually last all day/night without needing a charge.)
Do you use white noise, nature sounds, etc.? Curious minds want to know!