Music is a big inspiration for me. I listen to music as I write and I have created different playlists for certain projects. At times I listen to my playlist and other times I listen to my pandora station based on the playlist to hear similar songs. The key, for me, is for the melodies to be soothing while inspiring. I play it in the background so not to disturb my writing. Too much noise is distracting, but so is silence.