Following on from my blog earlier today about your writing space, I would like to talk about whether you, the writer writes in silence or with music in the background.
For me, first time writing of new material is always done in total silence, no music, no radio, nothing, just the sounds of the house and whatever is going on outside. I need that peace so that I can concentrate and focus on being in “The Zone”without any distractions. That way, I am totally “IN” writing mode and can be there for an age. Only troubled by the need to refresh or relieve myself.
Now, editing and proof reading is another scenario altogether. When doing that it is usually loud music, heavy rock, big classical orchestral pieces. Music with life and vitality and it helps me keep the sometime drudgery of the process in check.
It would be interesting what your writing zone is like, let me know, there may be a trend or I may just be an oddball, it happens.