Monday, January 19, 2009
I confess this subject is new to me. I suspect that I have a touch of ADD so peripheral sounds--even music--are very distracting when I am writing. And to tell the truth, I don't listen to music very much.
But on occasion, a song will strike a chord with me, giving me a story idea that I might (or might not) use. A song from one of Josh Groban's albums was just such a melody. I was contemplating one of my characters for a future Mystic Valley book, a character that was in his youth a singer very much like Josh. But I just couldn't get a handle on what his story was going to be. And then, the song, soaring through my apartment struck that chord and I knew what I needed to write.
Music touches our souls. And sometimes it gives us the answer.