Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 8 | Music to write by

Fa la la la la, la la - la la!

I will just go ahead and admit right now that my most inspirational novel-writing music is Christmas music!!  I know, I know, I can hear you protest even through my awesome, noise-canceling Skullcandy headphones but you will not stop me!  Sure, it may not be after Thanksgiving and it's definitely not December yet, but I just love my Christmas music so much that I can't help but not listen to it.

For my noveling times I've created a mix titled: Christmas Writing Mix (so creative, eh?)

This mix is composed of awesome instrumental Christmas music that not only spurs me on to write pages upon pages but also creates a bubbling well-spring of joy in my heart for the holidays.  My fondness of Christmas and all things fall/winter knows no bounds.

I heard once that Stephanie Meyer listens to Muse when she's writing.  I've often felt like Imagine Dragons would be the perfect sound track for my current book. What about you?  Do you listen to music when you write?  Can you listen to singing or can it only be instrumental (like me)?

Well, if you need Christmas music inspiration, here are my top three favorite albums from my Christmas Writing Mix:

Our Daily Bread: Majestic Christmas
*I took out the songs that had singing and just listen to the instrumentals.  My favorite is The Wexford Carol!
The Nutcracker
*Have had this (as a CD) since I was in high school and I used to fall asleep to it every night at Christmas.  Now I write by it and it's just as good!

The Boston Pops Orchestra [Arthur Fiedler, Conductor]
*This album was one my Dad gave me and it is so fantastic!  I grew up in a house where orchestra music was (and still is) valued.  There is nothing better than the Boston Pops to get me in a Christmas mood!

P.S. Writing update!!  Word Count: 12,173 :)


  1. Great music selections, Emilie! (I'm listening to Christmas music as I write too!) And congrats on your increased word count!

    I just came across a website I recommend for writers. It's Rachelle Gardner is a Christian literary agent with Books and Such Literary Agency. She represents books for both the Christian and

    If you go to her blog page, you'll see her posting on how to write a one-sentence synopsis (or tagline or elevator pitch):

    What I love about this site is that you can write your tagline and get feedback from any number of writers. I'm hoping the networking with writers will be helpful for all of us who read Rachelle's blog.

    1. Oh that's wonderful Julie! Thanks so much - I will definitely go check it out!