Over the years, I’ve done a lot of interviews here and there around the interwebs and there’s a few questions that always seem to come up. Where do you get your ideas (magic)? How do you get published (lots of crying and wailing, mostly)? And one is do you write with music?

I love music, don’t get me wrong. I love all kinds of music from classic rock to classical to ridiculous pop to rock and even some country (though not a lot). I sing in the shower and I think music would be something I miss in the zombie apocalypse. But when it comes to writing, I just can’t do it. I don’t know what it is, for the first ten to fifteen minutes, it’s totally fine. I write along, music playing and all is right with the world.

And then it’s like over-stimulation hits me. I start getting all the words in the song ringing in my head over top of the words for the story. I get all irritated and annoyed and the music goes off.

BUT the lovely thing about writing is that there’s no way to do it “wrong”. Like writing via music, do it! Don’t? Then turn it off and enjoy the silence (except for those voices in your head of course). I’ll be doing the second one.

  • hey mrs. peterson, its brandon merrilees, i was talking to u a few months back about ur books, jus wanted to see how your doing lately and how the writing is coming along.
    aways looking forward to something you have written, well i just wanted to say happy holidays and good luck with new stories,

    -always ur new friend
    find me on facebook with that email up top
    merry xmas,