It’s damn near impossible to find your special someone in this vast pool of humanity. You know: someone you can spend the rest of your life with?
It’s practically unheard of for that same person to share your love of games. But man, that moment when you reveal your inner geek to someone – wincing in expectation of them bolting for the door or giving you a wedgie – and they smile and ask to see your games collection… well, it’s special.
I love music videos, but sometimes you’ve gotta wonder just what the hell the people making the video were thinking. Or what drugs they were on. Or just… are they even human?
Music is very important to me when I write.
It blocks out external sounds, improving my focus, and it inspires me too. Because of this effect, I find that listening to music when I’m adding chapters to my novel is incredibly important. But hearing the same song over and over doesn’t do it for me, either.
Also, I tend struggle with songs that have lyrics, because I find (especially rock or metal), listening to the lyrics throws me off my game. But over the years, I’ve found a few ways to get my hands on awesome music (for free). Using these tools, I build myself a writing playlist that I can play when I’m writing.
The problem with immersing yourself in a community of fellow writers is that you get bombarded with advice. Don’t get me wrong, most of it is excellent, but sometimes there’s a little morsel that just sticks in my throat the wrong way.