BRUUUUUUUCE! All Bruce 24/7 on Sirius 10!
When I write I wear headphones and crank up Sirius Satellite Radio. Usually channel 22, First Wave. Or 75, Siriusly Sinatra. The music helps me concentrate on my writing believe it or not.
To promote Bruce's new tour with the E Street Band, Sirius is airing all Bruce on Channel 10. Right now I'm listening to New York City Serenade and I have goose bumps. Bruce for me means parties, and fun and goofing off in my high school dorm room with my best friends and making out in parked cars and sipping wine from bottles with screw tops and weaving through Hanover NH on a frigid night and lying on the beach in East Orleans and driving in my little red Jetta to Castle Hill in Newport and now - holding Mark's hand through a concert.
Hearing songs that energize me and remind of fun times from my "yout" help me to get creative and feel the joy I need to write fiction. I love writing fiction, I adore my story and my characters. So I need to be "up" to write. I feel like the mood I'm in when I write flavors my storytelling ability as much as shaking salt into a stewpot.
Funny, my best non-fic autism writing usually stems from anger as my motivation. When I say, "What the F*ck" I know I have a good piece about to hit the page/screen.
(OOOH! Badlands just came on!)
On October 18 Mark and I are going to Madison Square Garden to see Bruce. Our wedding anniversary is on the 19th. What a perfect gift!
Back to my revisions and the Badlands of autism.