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March 2017



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now me i believe that the garden of eden was burned to make way for a train

Apparently, alas, to write these days, it is imperative that I turn the music off. That makes me sad. I used to be bale to work through all kinds of noise and clutter, and I enjoyed having music playing while I wrote. (I can still writing nonfiction with music or the TV on.)

I wonder if it's because the part of my brain that does music and poetry is engaged in the prose writing now, which would in fact explain why--suddenly-- my poetry brain works again.

Anyway, I got around 1500 words today and got to the end of this scene and maybe the chapter, which means we are nearly through with the exposition and to the Stunning Conclusion. Alas, I will probably not get to get to work on the Stunning Conclusion until Sunday, because tomorrow I get to drive up to Boston, where I will meet friends and have dinner and sign books at pandemonium and then maybe go climbing with buymeaclue at Metro Rock and coffee with asciikitty on Saturday before I drive home.

Which sounds like fun, but does mean two writing days lost. And next week looks like lots of friend obligations, which is also a thing of joy, but means again, interference in my death march.

Ah well, it'll get done when it gets done. And then I can fiddle it a little and send it to Anne, and start work on rewriting The Sea Thy Mistress. And when that is done, or possibly before, there's "Lucky Day" to finish.

It's all good.

Life is coming under control.

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Bear haz poetry?
*g* I've only been talking about it (and posting some of it) in this journal for the past few months....
Well I suppose Cat v Monkey could be viewed as a sort of free verse with hidden social commentary. :P
How about instrumental music only? That works for me especially if I have to study.
I did math homework to very loud Def Leppard, because the active effort to ignore it and focus was necessary, but ordinarily my musical wallpaper is instrumental or Gregorian chant. I especially like medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque because the dynamics don't change. That way you can keep the volume at a constant low level and not have the music disappear because the composer decided that pp was the way to go for that movement. And I *can't* listen to music with recognizable lyrics while doing calligraphy, because odd words sometimes creep into what I'm writing. ;-)
I can't believe you said that! Now your toaster will probably break!
I have to agree with Estara. Music with words (or the TV or radio) distract me, because I find myself listening content, but instrumental music works well for me. I often try to match the music to the mood of the piece I'm writing. I tend to like movie soundtracks too. This will show just how strange I am, but I like soundtracks from Silence of the Lambs, Blade Runner, Band of Brothers, Henry V, Excalibur, Twin Peaks, Dune...well...you get the picture. :P
I dunno. Control is perhaps overrated. *g*