RTW: Seasonal Changes
This week’s Road Trip Wednesday question posed by YA Highway asks:
How does your writing (place, time, inspiration, etc) change with the seasons?
The time, inspiration, and many other aspects of writing really don’t change with the seasons for me. Especially if I’m in the midst of writing something (as I am), then the weather outside, or what time it gets dark, has no bearing on what I write or when I write. The only thing that might change is the location. The house we live in is old, and the study was added onto the house a number of years after the initial construction. I can only presume the central heating/air conditioning was installed prior to the addition, because whoever did the extension work did not extend the heat/air ducts. As a result, the room is cooled by fans, and heated by an electric heater. Should the weather get extremely cold (which it can, at least by North Carolina standards), or extremely warm and humid, and my meager attempts at temperature regulation fail, I might evacuate to a part of the house that benefits from AC or central heating. It’s hard to type when you’re shivering under a blanket, or pouring sweat! But no, I’m not tempted to sip margaritas on the porch during the summer, or rent a lodge in the mountains during the winter, as inspirational as those locations might be.
Are you lured outdoors on a warm summer’s day, or perhaps you have a winter home in the Bahamas? How do the seasons affect your writing, if at all? Join the Road Trip by blogging your answer and linking to it on today’s YA Highway article.