One of my favourite ways to relax is listening to ASMR. Occasionally, while I’m writing, I’ll set up a playlist of ambience, slow living, and ASMR videos.
Here’s a few of my recent favourite videos:
Do you watch ASMR videos? Who are your favourite channels?
A year ago or so I put together a true crime playlist. I thought it might be fun to revisit it and see if anything ha s changed.
Homicide Hunter – I LOVE Kenda. He’s a riot
See No Evil
People Magazine Investigates
Buried in the Backyard
I am a Killer
The Night Stalker
What about you?
Do you enjoy true crime shows?
I watch a lot of Youtube. I’ve shared a number of posts with favourite channels of all sorts. I thought I’d share a few specific ASMR videos that I use to help me relax in the evenings if I’m particular stressed or dealing with anxiety.
The first is from TingTing, who is one of my favourite ASMR channels. I’m subscribed to her channel. This is one of my fave videos of hers.
WhispersRed is another favourite of mine. Of all her videos, I think this is the one I watch the most.
The third channel I watch frequently is Gentle Whispering ASMR. I love her cooking videos especially. This one from autumn this year is a new favourite. I’ve watched it quite a few times already.
As I’m in the process of writing Pickled Petunia, book 3 of my Motts Cold Case Mystery Series. I thought I’d share the stages of writing prep that I go through with most of my novels.
Make a to-do list. Seems redundant, but I work best with lists. It’s a bit of a life-hack for me, as someone who is autistic and deals with executive dysfunction. Add a new section to my book series Pinterest Board. Create both a TV/Movie and music playlist. For my cosy mysteries, I watch a lot of shows like Rosemary & Thyme and Ms Fisher. Come up with a title. Read any prior books in the series. Outline + fill out my book bible. Do any research. Names for all the new characters being introduced. Update the corkboard over my desk with book inspiration. For Motts, it’s an image of Elliot Page and photo of a village in Cornwall similar to the one in the book. Pick the notebook I’m going to write in. I tend to write in a notebook then type up what I’ve written the following do. It’s almost like sneaking in an extra edit.
Those aren’t necessarily in order. Some of them happen concurrently, particularly when I’m on #6.
In 2019, I decided my word for 2020 would be balance.
And about March 2020 went….
I thought it might be fun to do a review of what I’d hoped to accomplish this year.
What did I hope to write/accomplish in 2020?
Motts book 2 and 3
Podcast book 1 and 2
Where am I at in December 2020?
Said goodbye to Patreon
Finished three novels instead of four
Started a cozy mystery group
Over all? Given we dove headfirst into a global pandemic this year?
Not bad. Better than I imagined.
How about 2021? What do I hope to achieve next year?
Motts book 3 and 4
Podcast book 3 and maybe 4
Start book one of a super secret project
How about you? How did you manage in 2020? And what are you hoping to do next year?
what’s happened to the theatre?
Bonus points if you know what movie that quote is from.
Cosplay Killer, Dannel and Osian love the theatre scene. I thought I’d share some of their favourite places.
Drury Lane (Theatre Royal), the oldest London theatre still in use. Dannel believes there’s an energy to the place that transfers to performances.
The Theatre Cafe, a coffee shop not far from their flat that has live performances.
Apollo Victoria Theatre
The West End, in general, with all of the museums and shops, etc.
The Old Vic
Given the way this year has gone, I’ve struggled to find things to help me relax. In the past few months, I’ve found a section of YouTube that fits the bill. It’s basically a kind of ASMR, I think. Japanese day in the life vloggers.
I don’t know if it’s the beautiful visuals, the calm music, or the content itself. But I find them the perfect way to relieve stress.
Here’s five of my favourites.
Rhea Y. –
N Rizki –
Lou C. –