My current writing soundtrack


For the last few weeks, I’ve been spending almost every night working on a number of super-secret (ish) writing projects. Secret only that I can’t really tell you what they are yet. But I think you’re going to like them when I can say something formally.

Anyway, when I’m writing, I’m always listening to music. It’s part of what puts me in the zone, as the kids say (do the kids still say that?), and helps me figure out the rhythm and mood for my writing. This weekend, most of my time was spent defining sin, lamenting creation’s groaning, exploring the problem of evil, and supernatural beings.

About half of it went pretty well. Which half, I’m not going to say (yet).

So what kind of music helps when writing about topics like this? Well, here’s what I spent most of my time listening to this time around, which I’ve compiled in a handy-dandy Spotify Playlist:

  1. Beggars (Thrice)
  2. Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs (Emerald Hymns)
  3. Rumours (Fleetwood Mac)
  4. Chaotic Neutral (Matthew Good)
  5. London Calling (The Clash)
  6. Citizens (Citizens & Saints)
  7. Sonic Highways (Foo Fighters)
  8. Tusk (Fleetwood Mac)
  9. The Good King (Ghost Ship)

This isn’t one of my more eclectic mixes, but it’s a fun one, the pace is pretty decent (thought a bit strange when putting it on random). I’m adding this to playlist all the time, so if you’ve got something you think I should check out, let me know on Twitter.

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