Actually, this leads me into a few writing-related comments. I've been in a slump the past couple of weeks, still writing but not turning out nearly as many pages as I need to, so on Saturday I tried something different and played music all day on my computer while I worked. I hardly ever have music going while I'm writing. I played some Acoustic Alchemy, some Herb Alpert (both with the Tijuana Brass and his later solo stuff), History: America's Greatest Hits, and a couple of movie theme song compilations I have, one from war movies and one from historical epics. So how did it affect my writing?
Best day in almost a month. Thing of it is, I don't know if it was the music or if the cycle had just come back around for me to be productive again. But will I try it again when I get back to work later today? More than likely.