Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday-To Everything There is a Season

This Week's YA Highway Road Trip Topic is: How does your writing (place, time, inspiration) change with the seasons?

I am a big seasonal person. I love the ebb and flow of it. The, the older I get the more I love spring and fall with the flowers and leaves and (most important) the mild weather.

As for my writing, for some unknown reason, almost all of my rough draft writing has occured in the late winter/early spring. I never noticed this fact until I was trudging through a rough last fall and something just didn't feel right.

I do love rewriting/revising in the cozy and sentimental. In fact, I broke out my hot pot yesterday and plugged it in beside my computer to keep water warm for a bottomless cup of tea as I wrote. I had a nice chunk of time to write also, which was a refreshing change.

What about you? Does your writing ebb and flow with the seasons?


  1. I'm on the opposite schedule, with lots of revising in the spring. I wonder if I'd like to write first drafts then, with the energy of longer days and budding trees to keep my going!

  2. Can I borrow some of that chuck of writing time? I feel like I'm running around with no time to write right now. I do like me some winter tho. Winter is coming! :-)

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  3. I get so much done during the summer because of the longer days. It does a lot for my motivation. Winter becomes a lot more challenging for that very reason. Fall is great for plotting, planning, revising, and overall creativity. :)

  4. Big chunks of time are the best. The stress of revision melts away and all that's left are you and your words.

  5. I love hunkering down in the fall and winter and writing. There's something so comforting about it.

  6. Bottomless tea... sounds divine! It's always nice to have a hot cuppa something when you write.