If you can write with music playing and you happen to be struggling in these final days of NaNoWriMo, using your writing playlist as a writing prompt could help. Earlier this month, I needed help mustering content while ill. So, I put my playlist on random and let the music move me.
I free-wrote within the topic of the novel for about ten minutes, then the emotions and the words started to flow. The dialogue found life, the characters began to interact again, and I felt on track once more.
I feared I would have the same issue the following day, so prepared to do the same. But, instead, I found that the exercise the night before had triggered something in me, and I was ready to keep writing.
If you don’t have a good Spotify playlist for your novel yet, I highly recommend creating one. I know, we’re almost done. But that playlist could not only help you finish out the month and hit that word goal, but it could be helpful as you edit and revise the novel later on.
Here’s an older one of mine for upbeat scenes to give you an idea of what this playlist might look like.
And for my emotional, deep scenes, my heavier, more moving writing playlist:
You can choose songs with lyrics or without for your writing playlist. Just pick songs that help move you forward emotionally in your scenes.