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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Seasonal Allergies... Writing When It's Nice Out

It feels like summer is finally here (we had 11 kids in our pool on Sunday... doesn't make for a relaxing afternoon of reading on the patio). I've never written a book during the summer before. I'm more of a fall/winter writer. Cannot get motivated to sit indoors and write when it's nice out.

I remember writing the Island Summer series (LOCAL GIRLS and RICH BOYS) from September - January. It was cold and yucky out and I was writing about the summer on Martha's Vineyard. It was so nice to imagine the beach and the sunshine and how green everything is on the island during the summer. Ironically, this weekend when it was in the 80's and sunny I was writing about December and snow and Christmas for my next book. Gotta admit, not nearly as much fun, considering I'm so glad that winter seems to be over.

What about you? Are you a seasonal writer? Are you more productive at one time of the year vs. another?


Danielle Joseph said...

I really had to think about this one. I know what you mean, it is hard to write when you want to play outdoors but I actually wrote my second book, Indigo Blues over the summer. In Florida it is so hot outside that you just crave A/C. So maybe that's how I got it done. Now if I was on the beach, I don't think I'd be too productive!

Jennifer Echols said...

I WANT to write more in the summer, but I really do tend to write in the fall and winter ABOUT the summer, like you!

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

I'm not really sure how the seasons effect my writing. Summer is definitely filled with more distractions but if the creative urge strikes or I have a deadline, I settle in and do it. However, winter puts me in such a bad mood that if I don't escape into writing and reading, I'm seriously in the dumps so maybe I do write more then!