I remember browsing through the bookstore last summer when BREAKING DAWN came out. There was an entire table full of Meyer’s new release, along with a sign posting what her playlist was for the TWILIGHT series. Since then, I’ve seen several other writers post a WIP’s playlist.
While I do have playlists for my books, I don’t actually listen to them while writing — only during the very last (and I mean very last) round of edits. It’s kind of a ‘fair well’ party. I do listen to the playlists when I’m not writing — that is, while I’m in the middle of a project, but physically not at the computer. I can’t concentrate if music is playing in the background. I’m one of those writers who has to have relative quiet. Sure, I tune out the TV when hubby is watching 24 or whatever (and sometimes, I tune out hubby, too).
What about you? Do you have a playlist? Do you listen to it while you write?