Often, it's not easy to get into the Zone. There are many barriers--telephones, EMail, dirty laundry, dinner, hungry kitties, hungry husbands--. Not to mention that if I only have--say--an hour and a half to write, I've been known to avoid the zone, realizing that almost by the time I'm enmeshed in the Zone, it's time to pop out.
Luckily, I've found a sure-fire way to drop into the Zone immediately and maximize my time. Pink Floyd. My mellow music guys. I've put together a playlist of my favorite Pink Floyd songs. All I have to do is put my headphones on, start the music, and I'm there. Every single time I hear Take It Back, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Comfortably Numb, or Learning to Fly, my heart hurts and I get chills. I've never found anything more inspirational. Who can listen to lyrics like this and not be moved?
You reached for the secret too soon
You cried for the Moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night
And exposed in the light
Well you wore out your welcome
With random precision
Rode on the steel breeze
Come on, you raver, you seer of visions
Come on, you painter, you piper, you prisoner
And shine !
I listened to Pink Floyd while I wrote my May and June, 2012 books, Private Security and Death of a Beauty Queen, as well as my historical romance novella, September Rain on Amazon.
What's your favorite inspiration for your creative efforts? I'll give one commenter a pretty pair of fingerless knit gloves that are great for driving or writing and lots of other activities.
BTW thanks to Angi. I had no idea we could embed videos!