In past interviews, people have asked me if I listen to a certain type of music while I write. My response was always no. I love to have it completely quiet while I write and could never understand how anyone could write otherwise.
Lately however, I have been struggling to find my special place in my mind where I go when I write, and decided to try and have a little 'quiet' spa like music playing in the background. As I pulled up my manuscript, I instantly fell into a routine, quickly finishing a chapter, and writing several more pages with no problems.
That is when it struck. I realized my writing had changed to match the type of music I was listening to. This particular part of the story required Chloe to perform a certain type of magic. When I thought about this scene a few days earlier I struggled with how I was going to get her to do this. It was going to be difficult for me to describe to the audience how I saw her task in my head. While typing, I could hear the calming sound of chirping birds, and babbling brook, and before I even realized it, I had typed the entire scene so beautifully it made me smile.