I’ve participated in National Novel Writing Month almost every year since 2008 (I skipped in 2010 while working on my undergraduate thesis and cowrote last year using a different account) and have found that, no matter what, the soundtrack I listen to ends up being one of the most important parts of my process.
Honestly, this is actually fairly true of anything I write, which is why both my normal writing process and my NaNo history are scattered with playlists. (I’ve got some in iTunes, some in Spotify, and probably a few more elsewhere that I can’t think of at the moment.)
I’ve attempted to work on A Night Full of Red every NaNo since 2014, but this year, I’m not doing a proper draft: I’m rewriting old versions of the draft to incorporate some major changes my writing partner and I have implemented. On November 1, I started not at Chapter 1, but at the beginning of Chapter 8.
Anyway, here’s the playlist Emi and I have been curating since early 2014, which was when we started developing the verbal shitposting that turned into this book.
You can play directly from Spotify or here in the browser. You can also follow me on Spotify or become my NaNoWriMo writing buddy.