I can't write when there are songs blaring from the other room. My family is in a anime music video mood. The music isn't bad, don't get me wrong, but I have a ficly to write and I can't think!
Like many of you, songs conjure up images that turn into moods and stories. You zone out and start typing away. But for me, the song has moved on and the mood/scene is gone before I can capture it. :(
Lyrics always traipse into the work, too. That's not always bad, but I find myself not being imaginative and sticking with the first idea that popped into my head. I end up following the story of the song itself.
So I am at war with the song.
This happens most times. If I want to capture the scene, I have to freeze, pause the music, and write it immediately. It will morph and change if I continue to listen.
By listening to the music, I can't hear myself.