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Just a random Nano-related thought

It seems to me that a lot of people write with music playing in the background. That some people actually can't write without music.

Am I the only person who needs complete silence to write?
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  • Current Music: Maroon 5: Sunday Morning
When i write i always need my headphones on (but not background music, that distracts me), but each fic i write will be connected to a certain type of music, like i'm writing angsty CSI fic right now but i can't get past one word without turning Bon Jovi on first :)
That's the same with me. I went through a phase with one story in which I had to play a certain set of Dave Matthews Band songs over and over in an endless loop while I wrote. After a while the music faded into the background (even though I wore headphones) and I was just transported to the place of my story.

I don't think that's weird at all. I like to work in a busy, mildly noisy environment. I get bored trying to do math in libraries.

On the other hand, I've found that for speed-novleing, silence is absolutely best. Any little thing distracts me.
And here was me thinking it was just me. Everyone else seems to have the music going 24x7 on their comp...
Not just you at all. I rarely have any sort of music going, and if you look at my posts, you'll see that the "current music" is almost never there.
Well that's the thing... I have music on a lot of the time, either that or the TV. I can't do my homework if it's too quiet. But as for writing -- I need silence.
Sorry. I didn't really make that clear. While I'm rarely playing music, I do like to have background noise. But when I'm writing, I find I write better and get less distracted if it's very quiet - one of the reasons I write better late at night.
I can write either with silence or music. I actually prefer music. Try writing to a pair of giggling, shrieking children if you want a real challenge!

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Nope. Not just you. I could never do the music during homework/reading thing either.
No, you're not. I prefer peace and quiet - when I'm reading I block out any other noise to the extent that I don't hear folk speak to me, but I can't do that (yet!) with writing.