I’m a new recruit to Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (the link takes you to details on what that means and how to join. You’ll also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge – do check them out).
On the first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
The awesome co-hosts for this month are E.M.A. Timar, J. Q. Rose, C.Lee McKenzie, and Raimey Gallant!
This month’s question: It’s spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?
I’ll be honest, I don’t think I do find spring especially inspiring. I’m not really a William Wordsworth type, taken to swooning in florid prose over daffodils and the like – I’d rather take pictures of them than write about them.
As a keen photographer, good weather is time for getting outdoors with a camera. Dull, darker days mean indoors. And indoors means writing. At least it does to me. Perhaps its the photographer in me that prefers long shadows, varied tones of grey, loads of clouds and atmosphere galore that one finds during the later months of the year.
I’m also a huge fan of autumn (or ‘fall’ for those of you across the pond). I like darker mornings and the evenings ‘drawing in’ – isn’t that just the most wonderful phrase? I adore the textures of warm clothing, blankets and scarves – as well as the descriptive prose that goes with them. Oh … and log fires.
I think the season can add a certain mood too. After all, spring is all baby lambs and baby chicks – fluffy, happy and bouncy – until we have to face the specture of someone eating them that is.