So, I like knowing what people listen to when they write, or edit their works. Me personally? I listen to everything. I prefer metal. Five FInger Death Punch, Shinedown. Sixx AM, Metallica, Alice Cooper. I have all of them on Pandora and that is what I listen to. Having that chaos blaring in my head while I write just brings me a special kind of solace in my head that I can’t get elsewhere. And my characters don’t mind it either. They are often rocking out to it and singing along with me.
Sometimes though, if I am in the mood for something softer, I’ll put on country, or maybe even Adele. It all depends on my mood, my characters moods, and the mood of the story I am writing at the time. But I won’t listen to Christmas music, while writing Holiday stories. I know, I know. It doesn’t make sense. To you. But it does to me. :)
Happy listening. And reading.