At work, because I have no radio, I bring my iPad and a small bluetooth speaker to listen to music while I work. Some days, I play the most recent purchases until I no longer need to listen to them obsessively. Other days, I play my writing playlist.
And on that list are Christmas songs.
Twice this last week, my boss has entered my lab to hear Christmas carols playing. In July. He doesn’t understand. Sure, I listen to them as part of a psychological program to fool my body into thinking it’s not 115 outside. But the bigger reason is the music makes me happy.
Of course, I don’t just limit myself to carols. I also watch the movies I have on DVD. Sadly, Netflix isn’t with the program and removes the line-up of holiday themed movies from my feed at exactly the time I am prepared to watch them. Bad Netflix. Thankfully, there is a search feature.
This year, I’ve upped my exposure as I’m writing the last Dugan book set around, you guessed it, the holidays. My publisher likes this time of year too, as the ebook is currently on sale at amazon for $2.99.
Until next time!