Let's just cut to the chase. I sing while I write. Wait, what? Usually, when I tell people this -- or they discover it by hanging out with me while I am working -- they wonder how in the heck I can do this.
The truth is, I can't answer how, but I can tell you more about it. You see, ever since I was a small child, singing was my first love. Once I learned to write, at the tender age of three (yes, three, ask my mom Jaipi Sixbear), they were a tie. I haven't put down the pen (or keyboard) or microphone (aka thin air sometimes) since. At some point (not really sure when) they just started happening together.
I sing many of my waking hours. The most active time is while I am writing. It helps me to concentrate. Friends often ask if I accidentally type song lyrics into my work. It's possible that I have a time or two -- or that I will in the future. But as far as I know, I haven't unless it was my song I was listening to and composing at the time. Please tell me if I do it in something else, however. I don't think the original artists would appreciate me doing that very much.
Some of my favorite artists to sing with (at least at the moment -- this will change often with me) include Epica, Kina Grannis, Adele, P!nk, Alanis Morisette, Melissa Etheridge, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and many more.
Do you do something seemingly out of the ordinary while writing?
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Photo Credit/Copyright: Lyn Lomasi
(Yup, that's me)
I originally published this on BUBBLEWS (no longer published there)