"Without music life would be a mistake." ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I'm a musical person. I started playing the piano when I was 8, I've sung in various choirs since about that age as well, and I sing along to the radio (which HAS to be playing) anytime I'm in the car.
But when I'm writing? I can't listen to it.
I know many people who like that background sound. I know authors who create whole soundtracks to listen to while they're writing. But when I'm working on a novel, I prefer silence. On a rare occasion, I have listened to super-sappy love songs when I'm writing a particularly intimate love scene. In those cases, sometimes the music and the lyrics help my own words to flow. Not usually, though. And I find this interesting, considering music is SUCH a big part of my life otherwise.
What about you?? Any authors out there who feel strongly one way or the other?
In the meantime, this is my new favorite song, just because it's so happy and mood-lifting: