I know we all listen to it when we write. A calming or thrilling thing really, it helps put us in the mood to write. It's a beautiful tool.
But what is it about music that sets the mood, what is it about music that makes us want to write?
I can't tell for everyone, but for me at least my reasoning is that the music travels in to my writing. How boring is it just sitting at a computer typing? Very. Though I love writing, there come a point where I need some motivation and music is my key point.
Take for example this song:
I find this song to be very motivating for me when I'm stuck. The music matches the setting of the book and most everything it stands for. Though I have no idea what they are saying, it makes me feel awesome. When I feel awesome, it translates in to my writing. I write scenes that match up with the song. I would write happy or inspirational scenes when I listen to this.
Take this song as example as well:
I would listen to this song when writing a sad scene, like the day after their lover broke their heart, or a funeral. It makes me want to cry, and so that also translates in to my writing as well.