RTW: Seasons and Writing

It’s been a week since Le Chiot came into my house. Already she is feeling much more comfortable, exploring the entire yard and sniffing out scraps of paper that might be lying within reach that she can try to chew on. I’ve discovered that she has a love for books. If they’re on the shelf, they’re fine; if there’s only one book lying in a place that she can easily reach, she will chomp down on a corner of the cover and drag it to one of her favorite spots to sit. Oh, pup. It’s like we’re the perfect pair. I love books and she loves books, we just love them in different ways. (Also, I found a stingray toy–my favorite animal–and it has become her favorite toy. Seriously. Fate, right?) Happy One Week, Le Chiot!

Okay, so the point of this post: Road Trip Wednesday from YA Highway. The question for this week is: How does your writing (place, time, inspiration) change with the season?

My favorite writing place doesn’t change with the seasons as I like to write at home, but the amount of writing that I accomplish definitely does. We’ll see if that changes this year as I wrote a lot this summer; a lot more throughout the summer than I have in the past. I find more inspiration during fall and winter. During fall the atmosphere changes along with the weather.  The leaves begin to fall, creating a nice, crunchy layer for people to walk on. You can watch animals scurrying, preparing for winter, and it starts to get darker earlier. There are the pumpkins and the apples and the baked goods. There are the holidays; one a month for the rest of the year. And for some reason, all of this equals inspiration for me.

Winter is another big writing season for me. Maybe it’s the fact that I live in Minnesota and it’s freezing and snowy and icy and I see no reason to brave the negative degree weather unless I absolutely have to. We have nights with blizzards, when I can curl up with a hot beverage and a fire in the fireplace and sometimes (well, now all the time) a snoozing dog at my side and write for hours because there is literally nothing better to do in that kind of weather, unless I have to work or go to church.

Yeah. Fall and winter are the perfect writing seasons for me. What about you?

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    October 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I think I'm more deeply influenced and affected by the weather than I realize. There's something romantic about the fall season, and I'm excited to work on some solitary projects, too. 🙂

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