Inspiration with a Beat: My Writing Motivation Playlist (post by Anna)
Ever wake up in the morning feeling blah and unmotivated? This happens to writers too, and it can lead to the dreaded writing procrastination, wherein the writer will do anything to avoid putting pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard. When this malady strikes, I crank up my favorite motivation songs. Some have an inspirational message; others just get my blood pumping with their energetic beats.
Below, I share some of the songs from my motivation playlist. What music gets you up and running for the day? I’d love to hear about it!
- “Better Now” by Collective Soul, from the album Youth. I dare you not to feel good after hearing this one. Seriously. Woo-hoo-oo-hoo-oo! (Gotta hear the song to get that part.)
- “Streetcorner Symphony” by Rob Thomas from the album …Something to Be. This one has a message about acceptance and enjoying life. Plus, it’s always gets me singing and moving!
- “Everything Will Change” by Gavin DeGraw from the album Make a Move. This one has an inspirational message about getting through bad times that always makes me feel better.
- “I’m Not Giving Up” by Delta Goodrem, from the album Wings of the Wild. Another one with a message, this time about — can you guess? — not giving up.
- “I Had Me a Girl” by The Civil Wars, from the album The Civil Wars. This may seem like an odd choice for a motivation playlist, but this song always gets me energized.
- “No More Rain” by Kylie Minogue, from the album X. I absolutely love this high-on-life song and it never fails to get my blood pumping.
- “Sent It Out to the Universe” by Samantha James, from the album Rise. Feel-good music that leaves you in a Zen mood.
- “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” by KT Tunstall, from the album Eye to the Telescope. The kind of song that compels you to get up and indulge in some bad dance moves while singing along at the top of your lungs.
- “Walking on Mars” by Kelly Sweet, from the album Ashes of My Paradise. It’s all about being yourself, even if the real you is a bit off kilter.
- “Where Romeo Never Dies” by Billie Myers, from the album Vertigo. A quirky, upbeat love song with a great beat. Since I write romance, this song is great for getting in the writing groove.