so for context- i made this post where i went on a tangent about playlists
and! all of that said! while i do love making playlists, there is a certain amount of listening to music With Intent that i have to do to make 'em. and sometimes i just don't end up doing that.
as for listening while i write- i can't at all lmfao. like, that may be surpising considering how much effort i do put into playlists, but i need to focus in without distractions to write a bunch. if i'm editing i can listen, and I usually put on a relevant playlist or a radio with similar vibes! or if i know i want to write but can't just drop everything and focus, i listen to my associated playlist for an hour or so while doing other things to get me into the mindset. theyre helpful! but i cant listen to anything while writing, even those super curated lists
Sometimes I like to make playlists for my stories! I actually tend to not create playlists until either I’m done or close to done with a story as it takes me a while to have an idea what kind of mood I want my story’s playlist to be like. Another reason is sometimes I would discover a song weeks later and I be like, “Oh this song so fits this x story.”
The exception being one for my fe3h big bang fic as I created one shortly y after writing a few chapters. I already knew the mood for it will be medieval-ish music, so I used a bunch from movie scores and games. There was also a "sprint playlist" that the server I'm in for the event has provided and I would use that to write during sprints.
I tend to have playlists for a lot of my stories. It varies, depending on the type of story I'm actually writing. I do have a general playlist for songs that inspire me when writing and what not. I use Spotify since I also have premium and such.